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Military deaths

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:

John D. Aragon, 22, of Antioch, Calif.; sergeant, Army. Aragon was killed Thursday when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Kadamiya, Iraq, northwest of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Thomas F. Duncan III, 21, of Rowlett, Texas; specialist, Army. Duncan was killed in combat, possibly as a result of friendly fire, on Monday in Sinjar in northern Iraq's Nineveh province, near the Syrian border. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

David R. Hurst, 31, of Ft. Sill, Okla.; sergeant first class, Army. Hurst was killed June 7 when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Polk, La.

Steve A. McCoy, 23, of Moultrie, Ga.; sergeant, Army. McCoy died Tuesday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where he was being treated for burns and other injuries suffered March 23 when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Baghdad. Four other troops were killed in the explosion. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Tyler E. Pickett, 28, of Saratoga, Wyo.; staff sergeant, Army. Pickett was killed June 8 in a suicide bomb attack that injured 18 other people near Kirkuk, Iraq, north of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) at Ft. Drum, N.Y.

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