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Pentagon names soldiers killed in shooting
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The Department of Defense identified Thursday the two soldiers who were shot and killed by an Iraqi soldier on Sept. 7 in northern Iraq, while supporting Operation New Dawn.  The deceased were not assigned to Fort Stewart. Nine other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The shooting is still under investigation.  
Sgt. Philip C. Jenkins, 26, of Decatur, Ind., and Pvt. James F. McClamrock, 22, of Huntersville, N.C. were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.  
The soldiers were inside an Iraqi Army commando compound near the city of Tuz, Salah ad-Din province when the shooting occurred. They were part of a security element for a U.S. company commander who was meeting with members of Iraqi Security Forces at the compound.
The event occurred at about 3:50 p.m. local time on Tuesday when a person wearing an Iraqi Army uniform opened fire on the soldiers. The assailant was shot and killed and the soldiers were medically evacuated to Joint Base Balad.

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