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POSTED: July 7, 2007 5:02 a.m.
FORT STEWART — The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of four 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
• Sgt. 1st Class William A. Zapfe, 35, of Muldraugh, Ky., died June 19 in Muhammad al Ali of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. A combat engineer, Zapfe joined the Army in November 1991. He arrived at Fort Stewart in February 1995.
• Pfc. Joshua S. Modgling, 22, of Las Vegas, died June 19 in the same attack. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. A combat engineer, Modgling joined the Army in December 2005. He arrived at Fort Stewart in April 2006.
• Army Pfc. Larry Parks Jr., 24, Altoona, Pa., of the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID, Fort Stewart, died June 18 in Arab Jabor when an explosive detonated near his vehicle, the Defense Department said.
• Spc. Dustin R. Brisky died June 14 in Tallil from wounds suffered during an explosion. The 26-year-old Round Rock, Texas, native was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 952nd Engineer Company in Paris, Texas. His unit was attached to the 3rd Infantry Division’s 92nd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade.
The deaths of four Third Infantry Division soldiers brings the number to at least 3,533 members of the U.S. military who have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is two higher than the Defense Departmentís tally, last updated Wednesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
The British military has reported 151 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 20; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Korea, one death each.
 

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