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The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel who were killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait or who died at a military hospital of their injuries: Derek R. Banks, 24, of Newport News, Va.; specialist, Army National Guard. Banks died Wednesday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio of burn injuries suffered Oct. 25 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad. Another guardsman was killed in the explosion, and three others were injured. Banks was assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command in West Point, Va. Phillip A. Bocks, 28, of Troy, Mich.; sergeant, Marine Corps. Bocks was among six...

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