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Army Reports Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

Three soldiers have died in recent days in the fighting overseas.

War Casualties

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Three deaths of U.S. servicemembers serving in the war theaters overseas have been reported in recent days by the Department of Defense.

Corporal Stephen S. Thompson, 23, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died February 14th in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Corporal Thompson's death is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sergeant 1st Class Raymond J. Munden, 35, of Mesquite, Texas, died February 16th at Forward Operating Base Tillman in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using indirect fire.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Staff Sergeant Sean D. Diamond, 41, of Dublin, California, died Feb. 15 in As Salam, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.

He was assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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