The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol. Both Soldiers were assigned 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, and Fort Stewart, Ga.
The soldiers are:
Spc. Jacob M. Pfister, 27, of Buffalo, N.Y.
Spc. Kevin S. K. Wessel, 20, of Newport, Ore.
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