The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both died Apr. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their patrol encountered an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Cpl. Cody A. Putman, 22, of Lafayette, Ind.
Spc. John G. Borbonus, 19, of Boise, Idaho.
For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.