War on Terrorism

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Five Soldiers, Airman Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2006 – Three U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan's Kunar province, and a soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division died from wounds suffered due to enemy action in Iraq's Anbar province yesterday, military officials reported. Also, a Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died Aug. 17 when he was struck by a makeshift bomb while conducting a dismounted patrol south of Baghdad, officials said.

The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the identities of three Marines and an airman who died recently supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan:

Senior Airman Adam P. Servais, 23, of Onalaska, Wis., died yesterday, when his vehicle came under hostile fire in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Marine Capt. John J. McKenna IV, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Marine Lance Cpl. Michael D. Glover, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Aug. 16 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Both were assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Albany, N.Y.

Marine Sgt. John P. Phillips, 29, of St. Stephen, S.C., died Aug. 16 at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, from wounds suffered in Anbar province March 7. He was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan

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