The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Richard K. Parker, 26, of Phillips, Maine, died June 14 in Scania, Iraq, from wounds suffered on June 13 when improvised explosive devices detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery Regiment, Maine Army National Guard, Waterville, Maine.
For more information in regard to this release the media may contact the Joint Force Headquarters-Maine public affairs office at (207) 430-2151.