Marine, GI killed in Iraq
KUWAIT CITY — Two U.S. servicemembers were killed in separate incidents Sunday in Iraq.
A truck accident killed one Marine and injured another southeast of Al Samawah, while a soldier from the 4th Infantry Division died in Iraq from a nonhostile gunshot wound.
The Marines were traveling in a large transport truck to a fuel pumping station in support of civil military operations, according to a U.S. Central Command statement.
Both were flown by helicopter to an Army field hospital. One Marine died during the flight. His comrade was listed in stable condition.
The Marines’ names and units are being withheld until their families are notified. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The shooting incident occurred at 10 a.m., and the soldier was evacuated by air to an Army field hospital. CENTCOM officials did not release where in Iraq the soldier was shot.
The soldier’s name is being withheld until family is notified, and an investigation is under way.