Military deaths

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Gulf of Aden:

Theophilus K. Ansong, 34, of Bristow, Va.; petty officer first class, Navy. Ansong was lost at sea Feb. 4. He was assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship San Antonio as it conducted operations in the Gulf of Aden.

Patrick A. Devoe II, 27, of Auburn, N.Y.; private first class, Army. Devoe died March 8 in Kandau Kalay, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.

Daniel B. Hyde, 24, of Modesto; first lieutenant, Army. Hyde died March 7 in Samarra, Iraq, of wounds sustained in Tikrit when an explosive device struck his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Patrick A. Malone, 21, of Ocala, Fla.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Malone died Tuesday as a result of a nonhostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Sources: Department of Defense, Times staff reports and the Associated Press

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