The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 23 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
1st Lt. Daniel P. Riordan, 24, of St. Louis, Mo.
Sgt. Joel A. House, 22, of Lee, Maine.
Sgt. Jimy M. Malone, 23, of Wills Point, Texas.
Spc. Derek A. Calhoun, 23, of Oklahoma City.
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