The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died October 15 in Karabilah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Both were assigned to the Army's 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) from Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sgt. Michael G. Owen, 31, of Phoenix, Ariz.,
Spc. Jonathan J. Santos, 22, of Whatcom, Wash.
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