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The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:

Nekl B. Allen, 29, of Rochester, N.Y.; staff sergeant, Army. Allen was one of two soldiers killed Sept. 12 when their vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb and small-arms fire in central Afghanistan's Wardak province, west of Kabul. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Bryan D. Berky, 25, of Melrose, Fla., staff sergeant, Air Force. Berky was killed Sept. 12 in a firefight with insurgents after his unit was ambushed near Bala Baluk in western Afghanistan's Farah province, on the Iranian border. He was assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.

Bradley S. Bohle, 29, of Glen Burnie, Md.; sergeant first class, Army. Bohle was among three soldiers who died Wednesday of injuries suffered a day earlier when insurgents attacked their vehicle with a makeshift bomb in southwest Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Daniel L. Cox, 23, of Parsons, Kan.; specialist, Army. Cox was one of two soldiers killed Sept. 12 when their vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb and small-arms fire in central Afghanistan's Wardak province, west of Kabul. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Robert D. Gordon II, 22, of River Falls, Ala.; sergeant, Army. Gordon died Wednesday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, from a noncombat-related illness after becoming ill Sept. 11 in southern Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Tyler A. Juden, 23, of Winfield, Kan.; sergeant, Army. Juden was killed Sept. 12 when his unit was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in Turan in western Afghanistan's Farah province, on the Iranian border. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Matthew M. Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Ill.; private first class, Army. Martinek died Sept. 11 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered Sept. 4 when his vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb, rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in southeast Afghanistan's Paktika province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.

Shawn P. McCloskey, 33, of Peachtree City, Ga.; sergeant first class, Army. McCloskey was among three soldiers who died Wednesday of injuries suffered a day earlier when insurgents attacked their vehicle with a makeshift bomb in southwest Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Andrew H. McConnell, 24, of Carlisle, Pa.; sergeant, Army. McConnell was one of two soldiers killed Monday when insurgents attacked their vehicle with a makeshift bomb in southern Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Joshua M. Mills, 24, of El Paso; staff sergeant, Army. Mills was among three soldiers who died Wednesday of injuries suffered a day earlier when insurgents attacked their vehicle with a makeshift bomb in southwest Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Jeremiah J. Monroe, 31, of Niskayuna, N.Y.; private first class, Army. Monroe was killed Thursday when his vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Duane A. Thornsbury, 30, of Bridgeport, W.Va.; sergeant first class, Army. Thornsbury was killed Sept.12 when his vehicle overturned in a nonhostile accident in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Ft. Carson, Colo.

Demetrius L. Void, 20, of Orangeburg, S.C.; specialist, Army. Void was killed Tuesday when a military vehicle struck him during physical training at Kandahar airfield in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, 3rd Corps at Ft. Hood, Texas.

David T. Wright II, 26, of Moore, Okla.; first lieutenant, Army. Wright was one of two soldiers killed Monday when insurgents attacked their vehicle with a makeshift bomb in southern Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Sources: Department of Defense and the Associated Press

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