War on Terrorism

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Soldier, Marine Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 – A soldier and a Marine were killed in separate incidents in Iraq this week, U.S. military officials reported, and the Defense Department released the identities of four servicemembers killed recently supporting the war on terror.
A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed today when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad.

A Marine assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group died yesterday due to wounds suffered from enemy action while operating in Anbar province Sept. 6. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the names of three soldiers and a Marine who recently died while supporting operations in the Middle East:

-Marine Pfc. Vincent M. Frassetto, 21, of Toms River, N.J., died Sept. 7 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-Army Pfc. Jeremy R. Shank, 18, of Jackson, Mo., died on Sept. 6 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in Hawijah, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire during a dismounted security patrol. Shank was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

-Army Lt. Col. Marshall A. Gutierrez, 41, of New Mexico, died Sept. 4 in Camp Virginia, Kuwait, from non-combat related injuries. Gutierrez was assigned to the Area Support Group, Arijan, Kuwait.

-Army Sgt. Germaine L. Debro, 33, of Omaha, Neb., died on Sept. 4 in Balad of injuries suffered when a makeshift bomb detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. Debro was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 167th Cavalry Regiment, Fremont, Neb.

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