WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2006 – Three U.S. soldiers in Iraq died yesterday in Anbar province, and Defense Department officials have identified five soldiers killed earlier.
The deceased soldiers were assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The Defense Department identified three soldiers who died Aug. 6 in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Humvee. All three soldiers were assigned to the Army's 2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed were:
-- Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale, 25, of Grafton, W.Va.;
-- Sgt. Carlton A. Clark, 22, of South Royalton, Vt.; and
-- Cpl. Jose Zamora, 24, of Sunland Park, N.M.
Officials also identified two other soldiers killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:
-- Army Spc. Brian J. Kubik, 20, of Harker Heights, Texas, died Aug 5 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries suffered Aug. 2 when his unit encountered enemy small-arms fire in Baghdad. Kubik was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.
-- Army Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr., 23, of Clovis, N.M., died Aug. 4, in Habbaniyah, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a Humvee accident. Segura was assigned to the 362nd Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga.