War on Terrorism

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Two Soldiers Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2006 – A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died yesterday when his vehicle struck a makeshift bomb south of Baghdad, and a soldier assigned to a battalion under the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force died Sept. 11, from injuries suffered due to enemy action in Iraq's Anbar province, U.S. military officials reported.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the name of a soldier killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Army Spc. Alexander Jordan, 31, of Miami, died Sept. 10 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations. Jordan was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

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