14 Servicemembers Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified
American Forces Press Service
June 21, 2007 – Fourteen U.S. servicemembers have been killed in Iraq over the last two days, military officials reported today.
-- Five Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, three Iraqi civilians and an Iraqi interpreter were killed today when a roadside bomb detonated near a coalition vehicle during combat operations in a northeastern section of Baghdad June 21. Another soldier and two Iraq civilians were also wounded in the attack.
-- A Multinational Corps Iraq soldier was killed and three others were wounded early today when their vehicle was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade in northern Baghdad.
-- Four Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed yesterday when their convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in western Baghdad. Another soldier was wounded in the attack.
-- Two Marines assigned to Multinational Force West were killed yesterday while conducting combat operations in Iraq's Anbar province.
-- Two Task Force Marne soldiers were killed and four others were wounded yesterday when roadside bombs exploded near their vehicle southwest of Baghdad June 20.
The servicemembers' names are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
Meanwhile, Defense Department officials have identified 13 soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan in recent days:
-- Army Sgt. 1st Class William A. Zapfe, 35, of Muldraugh, Ky., and Army Pfc. Joshua S. Modgling, 22, of Las Vegas, died June 19 in Muhammad al Ali, Iraq, of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
-- Army Spc. Darryl W. Linder, 23, of Hickory, N.C., died June 19 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered in a roadside bomb explosion. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
-- Army Sgt. Derek T. Roberts, 24, of Gold River, Calif.;
--Army Spc. Val J. Borm, 21, of Sidney, Neb.; and
--Army Spc. Farid Elazzouzi, of Paterson, N.J., died June 14 in Kirkuk, Iraq, when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Infantry Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
-- Army Sgt. Eric L. Snell, 35, of Trenton, N.J., died June 18 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with insurgents using small-arms fire in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
-- Army Pfc. Larry Parks Jr., 24, of Altoona, Pa., died June 18 in Arab Jabor, Iraq, when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart.
-- Army Sgt. Richard K. Parker, 26, of Phillips, Maine, died June 14 in Scania, Iraq, of wounds suffered in a roadside bomb explosion the previous day. He was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery Regiment, Maine Army National Guard, Waterville, Maine.
-- Army Capt. Joshua E. Steele, 26, of North Henderson, Ill.;
- -Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson, 35, of Hillsboro, Ore.; and
- -Army Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen, 26, of Vinton, La., died June 17 in Panjway, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Steele and Hendrson were was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan. Hennen was assigned to the Louisiana National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Lake Charles, La.
-- Army Pfc. David A. Wilkey Jr., 22, of Elkhart, Ind., died June 18 of wounds suffered in a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad the previous day. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)