War on Terrorism

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Marine, Soldier Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2006 – A Marine died in Iraq and a soldier was killed in Afghanistan yesterday, and the Defense Department has released the identities of four soldiers killed recently while supporting the war on terror. A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died as a result of what officials called "a non-hostile incident" in Iraq's Anbar province yesterday. The incident is under investigation; foul play is not suspected, officials said.

A coalition soldier was killed while conducting combat operations in the Carhar Cineh district of Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, yesterday. Two coalition soldiers were wounded in the fighting and were taken to a coalition hospital. They were listed in stable condition, officials said. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Defense Department released the identities of four soldiers killed recently while supporting the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan:

Army Staff Sgt. Jason M. Evey, 29, of Stockton, Calif., died July 16 of injuries suffered when his Bradley fighting vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Baghdad. Evey was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Hood, Texas.

Army Sgt. Robert P. Kassin, 29, of Las Vegas, died July 16 at Larzab Base, Afghanistan, when his platoon encountered enemy small-arms fire. Kassin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

Army Sgt. Alkaila T. Floyd, 23, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died July 13 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered July 8 when a roadside bomb detonated near his mine-protected vehicle in Ramadi, Iraq. Floyd was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany.

Army Cpl. Nathaniel S. Baughman, 23, of Monticello, Ind., died July 17 in Bayji, Iraq, when his Humvee encountered enemy rocket-propelled grenades during a patrol. Baughman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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