The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Jan 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Sgt. Alexander H. Fuller, 21, of Centerville, Mass.
Pfc. Michael C. Balsley, 23, of Hayward, Calif.
For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-3420; after hours (719) 526-5500.