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Published:November 10th, 2006 10:40 EST
Four Servicemembers Die in Iraq, DoD Identifies Earlier Casualties

Four Servicemembers Die in Iraq, DoD Identifies Earlier Casualties

By SOP newswire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2006 – Two soldiers and a Marine were killed in Iraq yesterday, another Marine died today in western Iraq, and Defense Department officials have identified four servicemembers who died earlier this week.

Roadside bomb detonations yesterday killed two 89th Military Police Brigade soldiers in west Baghdad and a soldier assigned to the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) west of Haditha. Two other soldiers were injured in the attacks. A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 was killed yesterday during combat in Iraq’s Anbar province. Today’s death of a Marine, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7, resulted from non-combat-related causes, officials said.

The servicemember’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, DoD has identified the following servicemembers who died in Iraq this week:

-- Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan T. McCaughn, 19, of Manchester, N.H., died Nov. 7 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

-- Army Sgt. Lucas T. White, 28, of Moses Lake, Wash., died Nov. 6 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces while on patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

-- Army Chief Warrant Officers John R. Priestner, 42, of Pennsylvania, and Miles P. Henderson, 24, of Amarillo, Texas, died Nov. 6 in Balad of injuries suffered when their AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news release.)