WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2006 – 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.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the identities of nine soldiers who were killed recently supporting the global war on terror:
Army Spc. Rogelio R. Garza, Jr., 26, of Corpus Christi, Texas; Pfc. Andrew R. Small, 19, of Wiscasset, Maine; and Pfc. James P. White Jr., 19, of Huber Heights, Ohio, died in Nangalam, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, when their platoon came in contact with enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Army 1st. Sgt. Aaron D. Jagger, 43, of Hillsdale, Mich.; Spc. Ignacio Ramirez, 22, of Henderson, Nev.; Spc. Shane W. Woods, 23, of Palmer, Alaska, died in Ramadi, Iraq, Aug 9, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee. The soldiers were assigned to 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.
Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth A. Jenkins, 25, of Fouke, Ark., died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered Aug. 12, when he came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire in Baghdad. Jenkins was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Army Staff Sgt. Michael C. Lloyd, 24, of San Antonio, and Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Zeigler, 31, of Overland Park, Kan., died Aug. 15 in Baghdad of injuries suffered Aug. 12, when an IED detonated near their dismounted patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.