The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Jacob S. Schmuecker, 27, of Atkinson, Neb., died July 21 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 755th Recon/Decon Company, Nebraska Army National Guard, Oneill, Neb.
For more information related to this release the media may contact the Nebraska National Guard public affairs office at (402) 309-7300.