The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their unit came under attack by enemy forces using multiple weapons. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Pedro J. Colon, 25, of Cicero, Ill.
Spc. Montrel S. Mcarn, 21, of Raeford, N.C.
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