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Army Identifies Soldiers Killed in Kuwait Explosion

July 25, 1991

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Army on Thursday identified the three American soldiers killed earlier this week in an explosion of ammunition near a military camp at Doha, Kuwait.

The soldiers on Tuesday were clearing ammunition remaining from a fire and explosion that occurred at Doha on July 11 when some of the ordnance detonated.

The three were identified as Staff Sgt. Ricky L. Bunch, 29, an ordnance disposal specialist from Corbin Whitley, Ky.; Pfc. Joshua J. Fleming, 19, from Kent, Wash., of the 58th Combat Engineer Co. of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany, and Sgt. 1st Class Donald T. Murphy, Jr., 34, an ordnance disposal specialist. The Army said it had no record of Murphy’s home town.

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