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Other Deaths

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

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Bradley T. Arms, 20, of Charlottesville, Va.; corporal, Marine Corps Reserve. Arms died Nov. 19 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve in Baltimore.

Demarkus D. Brown, 22, of Martinsville, Va.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Brown died Nov. 19 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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Jack Bryant Jr., 23, of Dale City, Va.; sergeant, Army. Bryant died Nov. 20 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military convoy, followed by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade attack. He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Fire Support Team (1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division) in Vilseck, Germany.

Ryan J. Cantafio, 22, of Beaver Dam, Wis.; private first class, Marine Corps Reserve. Cantafio died Thursday as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve in Chicago.

Michael R. Cohen, 23, of Jacobus, Pa.; corporal, Marine Corps. Cohen died Monday as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force in Hawaii.

Michael A. Downey, 21, of Phoenix; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Downey died Nov. 19 at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., from wounds received Nov. 11 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force in Hawaii.

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Blain M. Ebert, 22, of Washtucna, Wash.; specialist, Army. Ebert died Monday in Baghdad when enemy forces engaged his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Benjamin C. Edinger, 24, of Green Bay, Wis.; sergeant, Marine Corps. Edinger died Tuesday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., from injuries received Nov. 14 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Jacob R. Fleischer, 25, of St. Louis; corporal, Army. Fleischer was one of two soldiers killed Wednesday in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Dale E. Fracker Jr., 23, of Apple Valley, Calif.; corporal, Army. Fracker was one of two soldiers killed Wednesday in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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Joseph J. Heredia, 22, of Santa Maria, Calif.; corporal, Marine Corps. Heredia died Nov. 20 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany from wounds he received Nov. 10 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

Joseph M. Nolan, 27, of Philadelphia; sergeant, Army. Nolan died Nov. 18 in Fallouja, Iraq, when his unit was on patrol and an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Michael C. O’Neill, 22, of Mansfield, Ohio; sergeant, Army. O’Neill died Nov. 21 in Landstuhl, Germany, of accidental injuries sustained Nov. 17 during preparations for combat operations at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Benning, Ga.

David L. Roustum, 22, of West Seneca, N.Y.; specialist, Army National Guard. Roustum died Nov. 20 in Baghdad when his military vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard in Tonawanda, N.Y.

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Joseph T. Welke, 20, of Rapid City, S.D.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Welke died Nov. 20 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany from wounds received Nov. 19 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.

Source: Department of Defense


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