WASHINGTON, July 13, 2006 – A sailor assigned to 9th Naval Construction Regiment died due to enemy action while operating in Iraq's Anbar province yesterday, and the Defense Department has identified earlier casualties in the war on terror.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The Defense Department identified four soldiers and a Marine who died recently in Iraq or from injuries sustained there:
Marine Sgt. Justin L. Noyes, 23, of Vinita, Okla., died July 2 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.
Army Staff Sgt. Omar D. Flores, 27, of Mission, Texas; Spc. Troy C. Linden, 22, of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and Spc. Joseph P. Micks, 22, of Rapid River, Mich., died in Ramadi, Iraq, July 8, when a makeshift bomb detonated near their Mine Protected Vehicle. All three soldiers were assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany.
Army Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky, 31, of Novi, Mich., died July 10 at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, of injuries sustained when a makeshift bomb detonated near his Humvee in Habbaniyah, Iraq, on Nov. 21. Dreasky was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery, Lansing, Mich