Three Soldiers Die in Iraq; Previous Casualty Identified
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2006 Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed today in Iraq, and another soldier died yesterday. Also, the Defense Department released the name of a previous casualty from the war on terror, U.S. military officials reported.
One of the soldiers killed today died when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad, and the other died from wounds received when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire southeast of Baghdad, officials said.
A soldier attached to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, was wounded by enemy fire yesterday near Mosul. The soldier was transported to a military hospital, where he later died of wounds.
The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Also, the Defense Department released the name of a soldier previously killed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael T. Fuga, 47, of Nuuli, American Samoa, died Sept. 9 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire. Fuga was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion, Kansas City, Mo.
(Compiled from Defense Department and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)