The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Sept. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Mayne, 29, of Fort Benning, Ga.
Pfc. Bryan R. Thomas, 22, of Battle Creek, Mich.
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