War on Terrorism

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Two Soldiers Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties

American Forces Press Service
March 2, 2007 – Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers and an interpreter were killed today when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb.

The unit was conducting a route clearance patrol to free a commonly traveled route of improvised explosive devices northwest of Baghdad. Another soldier was injured in the incident.

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

Meanwhile, the Defense Department released the identities of one soldier and two Marines who were killed recently supporting the war on terror.

Marine Sgt. Chad M. Allen, 25, of Maple Lake, Minn., died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. Allen was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Marine Pfc. Bufford K. Van Slyke, 22, of Bay City, Mich., died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. Van Slyke was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve's 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Saginaw, Mich.

Army Pfc. Daniel Zizumbo, 27, of Chicago, died Feb. 27 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Zizumbo was assigned to 1st Transportation Movement Control Agency, 21st Theater Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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