The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24, of Virginia, was killed on Nov. 1 in Mosul, Iraq. Hurley was riding in a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle when he was hit with an improvised explosive device. Hurley was assigned to the 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Hurley died as a result of his injuries.
2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Colgan, 30, of Kent, Wash., was killed on Nov. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq. Colgan was responding to a rocket propelled grenade attack when he was struck with an improvised explosive device. Colgan was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany. Colgan died as a result of his injuries.
These incidents are under investigation.