A soldier from Granite Falls and a Marine based in Camp Lejeune were killed in separate incidents in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Monday.
Sgt. Larry Bowman, 29, of Granite Falls, was killed Friday in Baghdad, Iraq when his vehicle struck an improvised bomb. He was assigned to the 513th Transportation Company, 57th Transportation Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group in Fort Lewis, Wash.
Lance Cpl. Daniel J. Santee, 21, of Mission Viejo, Calif., was killed Saturday during a nonhostile incident while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune and the 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Bowman, a heavy vehicle driver, enlisted in the Army in February 2003. After basic training, he was assigned to the 299th Engineering Battalion in Fort Hood, Texas. He was assigned to Fort Lewis in October 2005.
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Bowman was deployed to Iraq with his unit in June. It was his first overseas deployment in connection with Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fort Lewis officials said Monday.
A memorial service for Bowman, who was posthumously promoted from specialist to sergeant, will be conducted by his unit on Thursday at Fort Lewis.
Santee, a trained military policeman, joined the Marine Corps in May. His decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.