The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Stephen P. Saxton, 24, of Temecula, Calif., died May 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit was conducting a route security mission and an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. Saxton was assigned to the Armys 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.
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