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Defense Dept. identifies American casualty in Iraq


Added 11-27-17 01:35:01pm EST - “The Defense Department on Monday identified Cpl. Todd McGurn as the latest American service member to die in Iraq this month.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Defense Dept. identifies American casualty in Iraq”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Defense Department on Monday identified Cpl. Todd McGurn as the latest American service member to die in Iraq this month.

Cpl. McGurn, a California native, died while conducting support operations for the U.S. coalition, according to a Pentagon statement. His death was tied to a “non-combat related incident” that took place in Baghdad.

Assigned to assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment in the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team,1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas, Cpl. McGurn’s death is currently under investigation by command officials, the statement says.

Confirmation of his death Monday comes days after the Pentagon verified the death of another U.S. service member in Baghdad under similar circumstances. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee Smith, attached to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade in the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was also killed while carrying out a support mission for American and coalition forces in Iraq.

Like Cpl. McGurn, CWO2 Smith’s death on Nov. 11 was also the result of a non-combat incident, according to a Defense Department statement.

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