Friday, February 13, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

No. 096-09 February 13, 2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died February 9th in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby, 44, of Missoula, Mon
Sgt. Joshua A. Ward, 30, of Scottsville, Ky
Pfc. Albert R. Jex, 23, of Phoenix, Ariz
Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge, 22, of Leominster, Mass

For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.

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