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

David R. Baker, 22, of Painesville, Ohio; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Baker was killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near him while he was on foot patrol in southwest Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

Kyle A. Coumas, 22, of Lockeford, Calif., southeast of Sacramento; specialist, Army. Coumas was killed Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Michael A. Dahl Jr., 23, of Moreno Valley; specialist, Army. Dahl was killed Oct. 17 when a car bomb was detonated near his vehicle in Arghandab in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Bradley Espinoza, 26, of Mission, Texas; staff sergeant, Army. Espinoza was killed Monday while attempting to disarm a makeshift bomb when it exploded in Q-West, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Jesus O. Flores Jr., 28, of La Mirada, Calif.; specialist, Army. Flores was among four soldiers killed Oct. 15 when their vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Carson, Colo.

Anthony G. Green, 28, of Matthews, N.C.; specialist, Army National Guard. Green was one of two guardsmen killed Oct. 16 when their vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb in central Afghanistan's Wardak province, west of Kabul. He was assigned to the 143rd Infantry Detachment in Austin, Texas.

Daniel C. Lawson, 33, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; specialist, Army. Lawson was among four soldiers killed Oct. 15 when their vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Carson, Colo.

Daniel J. Rivera, 22, of Rochester, N.Y.; private first class, Army. Rivera was killed Oct. 18 in a motor vehicle accident in Mosul, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Chris N. Staats, 32, of Fredericksburg, Texas; staff sergeant, Army. Staats was one of two guardsmen killed Oct. 16 when their vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb in central Afghanistan's Wardak province, west of Kabul. He was assigned to the 143rd Infantry Detachment in Austin, Texas.

Glen H. Stivison Jr., 34, of Blairsville, Pa.; staff sergeant, Army. Stivison was among four soldiers killed Oct. 15 when their vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Carson, Colo.

Brandon M. Styer, 19, of Lancaster, Pa.; private first class, Army. Styer was among four soldiers killed Oct. 15 when their vehicle was attacked with a makeshift bomb in southwest Afghanistan's Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion at Ft. Carson, Colo.

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

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