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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:

John C. Beale, 39, of Riverdale, Ga.; staff sergeant, Army National Guard. Beale was among three guardsmen killed in an ambush Thursday when Taliban militants detonated a roadside bomb and opened fire on the soldiers' vehicle in Afghanistan's Kapisa province, northeast of Kabul. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Calhoun, Ga.

Justin J. Duffy, 31, of Cozad, Neb.; sergeant, Army. Duffy was killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near his Humvee in east Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Jarrett P. Griemel, 20, of La Porte, Texas; specialist, Army. Griemel died of noncombat-related injuries Wednesday at Forward Operating Base Gardez south of Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.

Jeffrey A. Hall, 28, of Huntsville, Ala.; staff sergeant, Army. Hall was among four soldiers killed Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in the Nerkh district west of Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Roberto A. Hernandez II, 21, of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; specialist, Army. Hernandez was killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near his Humvee in 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.

Bradley W. Iorio, 19, of Galloway, N.J.; private, Army. Iorio died May 29 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries suffered two days earlier in a noncombat-related incident in Tallil, Iraq, south of Baghdad. He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

Kevin M. Jenrette, 37, of Lula, Ga.; major, Army National Guard. Jenrette was among three guardsmen killed in an ambush Thursday when Taliban militants detonated a roadside bomb and opened fire on the soldiers' vehicle in Afghanistan's Kapisa province, northeast of Kabul. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Calhoun, Ga.

Jeffrey W. Jordan, 21, of Rome, Ga.; specialist, Army National Guard. Jordan was among three guardsmen killed in an ambush Thursday when Taliban militants detonated a roadside bomb and opened fire on the soldiers' vehicle in Afghanistan's Kapisa province, northeast of Kabul. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Calhoun, Ga.

Christopher M. Kurth, 23, of Alamogordo, N.M.; specialist, Army. Kurth was killed Thursday when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade in Kirkuk, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Thomas E. Lee III, 20, of Dalton, Ga.; private Army. Lee was killed May 29 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle 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.

Jasper K. Obakrairur, 26, of Hilo, Hawaii; sergeant, Army. Obakrairur was among four soldiers killed Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in the Nerkh district west of Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Matthew D. Ogden, 33, of Corpus Christi, Texas; private first class, Army. Ogden was among four soldiers killed Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in the Nerkh district west of Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Charles D. Parrish, 23, of Jasper, Ala.; specialist, Army. Parrish died Thursdayin Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered earlier that day when his vehicle was struck by an anti-tank grenade in Jalula, northeast of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

Matthew G. Reza, 27, of Austin, Texas; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Reza died of noncombat-related injuries May 31 in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, southwest of Kabul. He was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C.

Marko M. Samson, 30, of Columbus, Ohio; specialist, Army. Samson died of noncombat-related injuries May 31 in Tikrit, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Samuel D. Stone, 20, of Port Orchard, Wash.; private first class, Army National Guard. Stone was killed May 30 when his vehicle overturned in a noncombat-related accident in Tallil, Iraq, south of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 303rd Cavalry Regiment in Bremerton, Wash.

Robert D. Ulmer, 22, of Landisville, Pa.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Ulmer died of noncombat-related injuries Friday in Iraq's Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune N.C.

Matthew W. Wilson, 19, of Miller, Mo.; private first class, Army. Wilson was among four soldiers killed Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in the Nerkh district west of Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

Sources: Department of Defense and Associated Press

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