WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2006 – Three soldiers and three Marines were killed in Iraq yesterday, and Defense Department officials have identified six servicemembers who died earlier.
A soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and three Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 were killed in action in Iraq's Anbar province. Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle was in northwest Baghdad. The servicemembers' names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of six servicemembers killed recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:
-- Army 1st Lt. Michael A. Cerrone, 24, and Pfc. Harry A. Winkler III, 32, both of Clarksville, Tenn., died Nov. 12 in Samarra, Iraq, of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
-- Army Staff Sgt. William S. Jackson II, 29, of Saginaw, Mich.; Army Staff Sgt. Misael Martinez, 24, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Army Sgt. Angel De Jesus Lucio Ramirez, 22, of Pacoima, Calif., died Nov. 11 in Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.
-- Marine Sgt. Bryan K. Burgess, 35, of Garden City, Mich., died Nov. 9 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Perrysburg, Ohio