Friday, July 11, 2008

2 MIA's in Iraq Identified

DoD Announces Change In Status Of Army Soldiers

The Department of Defense today announced the deaths of two soldiers
previously listed as "Missing-Captured" while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On July 10, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified human
remains recovered in Iraq July 9 to be those of two soldiers who had been
previously listed as "Missing-Captured."

Killed were:

Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez, 25 at the time of his capture, of Lawrence, Mass.

Pfc. Byron J. Fouty, 19 at the time of his capture, of Waterford, Mich.

Jimenez and Fouty were part of a patrol that was ambushed by enemy
forces south of Baghdad on May 12, 2007. They were assigned to the 4th
Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain
Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. The Department of Defense previously
announced the names of soldiers killed in the attack. They were Pfc. Joseph J.
Anzack, Jr., 20, of Torrance, Calif.; Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell, Jr., 40, of Lake
City, Tenn.; Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya, 19, of Nashville, Mich.; Cpl. Christopher E.
Murphy, 21, of Lynchburg, Va.; and Sgt. Anthony J. Schober, 23, of Reno, Nev.

The incident is under investigation.

If you have questions concerning the 10th Mountain Division (Light
Infantry), please contact Mr. R.D. Murphy at (315) 772-5461.

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