The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones, 23, of Massachusetts.
Spc. Astor A. Sunsin Pineda, 20, of Long Beach, Calif.
For further information on these soldiers, contact the Fort Riley public affairs office at (785) 239-3410.