War on Terrorism

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Three Soldiers Die in Iraq; Previous Casualty Identified

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2006 – Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed today in Iraq, and another soldier died yesterday. Also, the Defense Department released the name of a previous casualty from the war on terror, U.S. military officials reported.

One of the soldiers killed today died when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad, and the other died from wounds received when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire southeast of Baghdad, officials said. A soldier attached to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, was wounded by enemy fire yesterday near Mosul. The soldier was transported to a military hospital, where he later died of wounds. The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Also, the Defense Department released the name of a soldier previously killed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael T. Fuga, 47, of Nuuli, American Samoa, died Sept. 9 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire. Fuga was assigned to the Army National Guard's 35th Special Troops Battalion, Kansas City, Mo.

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