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Military deaths

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

Robert Donevski, 19, of Sun City, Ariz.; specialist, Army. Donevski was killed Jan. 16 during a firefight with insurgents near Abad in western Afghanistan’s Farah province, on the Iranian border. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, Colo.

Adam K. Ginett, 29, of Knightdale, N.C.; technical sergeant, Air Force. Ginett was one of two troops killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near them while they were on foot patrol in the Arghandab district of southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy.

Gifford E. Hurt, 19, of Yonkers, N.Y.; private first class. Hurt died of noncombat-related injuries Wednesday in Mosul, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, 214th Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Sill, Okla.

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Thaddeus S. Montgomery, 29, of West Yellowstone, Mont.; staff sergeant, Army. Montgomery died of noncombat-related injuries Wednesday at Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, Colo.

Paul Pena, 27, of San Marcos, Texas; captain, Army. Pena was one of two troops killed Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded near them while they were on foot patrol in the Arghandab district of southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Anton R. Phillips, 31, of Inglewood; staff sergeant, Army. Phillips died of undisclosed causes Dec. 31 at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam in Afghanistan’s Laghman province, east of Kabul. He was assigned to G Forward Support Company, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Task Force Wildhorse at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam.

Michael P. Shannon, 52, of Canadensis, Pa.; sergeant first class, Army Reserve. Shannon died of a heart attack Jan. 17 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters, 7th Army and U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany.

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Sources: Department of Defense and the Associated Press


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