The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 27 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Sgt. Richard A. Soukenka, 30, of Oceanside, Calif.
Cpl. Lorne E. Henry, Jr., 21, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Spc. Jonathan D. Cadavero, 24, of Takoma Park, Md.
For more information on these soldiers, contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.