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10 U.S. War Casualties Reported OverseasSalem-News.com Staff
One Special Forces soldier was also killed in Afghanistan.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Department of Defense has announced a number of recent deaths in Iraq involving our military forces. One Special Forces soldier was also killed in Afghanistan.
Among the nine casualties in Iraq reported here are two field grade officers and a captain. The deaths of these military personnel all occurred between April 3rd and April 7th. Seven soldiers were killed on April 6th, including the three officers.
Sergeant Richard A. Vaughn, 22, of San Diego, California, died April 7th in Baghdad, Iraq from injuries he incurred an an attack by enemy forces using a rocket propelled grenade, improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Staff Sergeant Jeremiah E. McNeal, 23, of Norfolk, Virginia, died April 6th in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds he suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Virginia Army National Guard, West Point, Virginia.
The deaths of two two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom reportedly happened in April 6th in Baghdad. Both died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with indirect fire. Killed in that attack were two field grade military officers.
Colonel Stephen K. Scott, 54, of New Market, Alabama died in the attack. He was assigned to the 356th Quartermaster Battalion, Laurel, Mississippi.
Major Stuart A. Wolfer, 36, of Coral Springs, Florida was also killed during the attack. He was assigned to the 11th Battalion, 104th Division, Boise, Idaho.
The Defense Department says Staff Sergeant Emanuel Pickett, 34, of Teachey, North Carolina died April 6th in Baghdad, Iraq. He suffered fatal wounds when enemy forces attacked with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom died April 6th in Balad, Iraq, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Killed in that attack were Captain Ulises Burgos-Cruz, 29, of Puerto Rico, who was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.
Specialist Matthew T. Morris, 23, of Cedar Park, Texas, who was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas was also killed in the attack.
Private first class Shane D. Penley, 19, of Sauk Village, Illinois, died April 6th at Patrol Base Copper, Iraq, from wounds suffered while on duty at a guard post. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
The DoD says the incident is under investigation.
They also report that Staff Sergeant Travis L. Griffin, 28, of Dover, Delaware, died April 3rd near Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 377th Security Forces Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
Sergeant Nicholas A. Robertson, 27, of Old Town, Maine, died April 3rd at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered April 2nd while conducting dismounted combat operations in the Zahn Khan District, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
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