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Military deaths

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

Jeffrey A. Reed, 23, of Chesterfield, Va.; sergeant, Army. Reed died Monday in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was struck by a grenade in Taji, Iraq. He was assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Simone A. Robinson, 21, of Dixmoor, Ill.; sergeant, Army National Guard. Robinson died March 1 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained Jan. 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her security post in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was assigned to the 634th Brigade Support Battalion of the Illinois Army National Guard in Crestwood, Ill.

Jessica Y. Sarandrea, 22, of Miami, Fla.; private first class, Army. Sarandrea died Tuesday in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked her forward operating base with mortar fire. She was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Donte J. Whitworth, 21, of Noblesville, Ind.; corporal, Marine Corps. Whitworth died Feb. 28 as a result of a non-hostile vehicle accident in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz.

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

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