The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died from wounds suffered Apr. 4 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.
Staff Sgt. Jerry C. Burge, 39, of Carriere, Miss.
Cpl. Joseph H. Cantrell IV, 23, of Ashland, Ky.
Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.