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Marine Dies in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2007 – A U.S. Marine was killed in Iraq yesterday, military officials reported today. The Defense Department also identified five previous casualties.

The Marine, assigned to Multinational Force West, died from wounds suffered while operating in Anbar province. The Marine’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, DoD released the names of five servicemembers who died recently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

-- Army Spc. Eric R. Sieger, 18, of Layton, Utah, died Feb. 1 in Buritz, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his Bradley fighting vehicle rolled over. Sieger was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

-- Army Pfcs. David C. Armstrong, 21, of Zanesville, Ohio, and Kenneth T. Butler, 21, of East Liverpool, Ohio, died Feb. 1 in Baghdad in a vehicle accident. They were assigned to the 57th Military Police Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Pacific, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

-- Army Sgts. Corey J. Aultz, 31, of Port Orchard, Wash., and Milton A. Gist Jr., 27, of St Louis, died Jan. 30 in Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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

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