War on Terrorism

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Three Servicemembers Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2007 – A soldier and two Marines have been killed while serving in Iraq in recent days, and the Defense Department has released the identities of four soldiers killed March 25.

-- A Multinational Force Iraq soldier died March 27 after an attack by indirect fire in the International Zone. A second soldier is currently being treated at a local coalition force facility for wounds suffered in the attack.

-- A Marine assigned to Multinational Force West also died March 27 during combat operations in Anbar province.

-- Another Marine assigned to Multinational Force West was killed March 24 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of family members. Meanwhile, the Department of Defense has identified a Marine and six soldiers who were killed earlier in Iraq.

-- Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Golczynski, 30, of Lewisburg, Tenn., died March 27 from wounds suffered in Anbar province. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Nashville, Tenn.

-- Army Sgt. Curtis J. Forshey, 22, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died March 27 in Hamburg, Germany, of a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

-- Army Spc. Sean K. McDonald, 21, of Rosemount, Minn., died March 25 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 9th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Four soldiers assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. died March 25 in Baqubah when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle. Killed were:

-- Sgt. Jason W. Swiger, 24, of South Portland, Maine;
-- Cpl. Jason Nunez, 22, of Naranjito, Puerto Rico;
-- Pfc. Orlando E. Gonzalez, 21, of New Freedom, Pa.; and
-- Pfc. Anthony J. White, 21, of Columbia, S.C.

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