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Two Marines Killed in Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – Two Marines assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group were killed in Anbar province, Iraq, March 7 and 8, military officials in Iraq reported.

No further details were available. Names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The Defense Department recently released the names of three servicemembers killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Army Staff Sgt. Kevin P. Jessen, 28, of Paragould, Ark., died in Rawah, Iraq, March 5, when a roadside bomb detonated. Jessen was assigned to the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
  • Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Snyder, of Finksburg, Md., died March 3 from a non-combat-related vehicle accident in Anbar province. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Dwayne P.R. Lewis, 26, of New York City, died in Baghdad Feb. 27 when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire during a dismounted patrol. Lewis was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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

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