The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Jan. 30 at Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
Sgt. Corey J. Aultz, 31, of Port Orchard, Wash.
Sgt. Milton A. Gist Jr., 27, of St Louis.
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