Military deaths

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

Kevin A. Dupont, 52, of Templeton, Mass.; sergeant first class, Army National Guard. Dupont died Wednesday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio after suffering third-degree burns March 8 when his Humvee struck a roadside bomb and burst into flames in Kandau, Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 79th Troop Command in Rehoboth, Mass.

Edmond L. Lo, 23, of Salem, N.H.; staff sergeant, Army. Lo was killed June 13 when a roadside bomb he was trying to disarm exploded in Samarra, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 797th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Jonathan C. O'Neill, 22, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; specialist, Army. O'Neill died Monday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio after being badly burned June 2 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in southeast Afghanistan's Paktia province, south of Kabul. He was assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) at Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Kafele H. Sims, 32, of Los Angeles; captain, Army. Sims died of noncombat-related injuries Tuesday in Mosul, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 18th Engineer Brigade in Schwetzingen, Germany.

Joshua W. Soto, 25, of Avenal, Calif.; sergeant, Army. Soto was killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Ft. Bliss Texas.

Sources: Department of Defense and Associated Press

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