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Two Marines, Sailor Die in Anbar; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2006 – Two Marines and a sailor assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died yesterday due to enemy action while operating in Iraq’s Anbar province, and the Defense Department has identified two soldiers who previously died in Iraq.

Military officials in Iraq provided no further details on the deaths of the Marines and the sailor. Their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Pentagon officials today identified two soldiers who died in Iraq in recent days:

-- Army Pfc. Nicholas A. Madaras, 19, of Wilton, Conn., died Sept. 3 of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his dismounted patrol in Baqubah. Madaras was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

-- Army Staff Sgt. Michael L. Deason, 28, of Farmington, Mo., died Aug. 31 of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Ad War. Deason was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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