Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Suicide Bomber Claims 5 Soldiers

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 10th when their military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods Jr., 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.

Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, Calif.

Sgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr., 25, of St. Louis, Mo.

Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch, 20, of Davenport, Iowa.

PV2 Bryce E. Gautier, 22, of Cypress, Calif.

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