The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Sept. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
Sgt. Joel L. Murray, 26, of Kansas City.
Spc. David J. Lane, 20, of Emporia, Kan.
Pvt. Randol S. Shelton, 22, of Schiller, Park, Ill.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Riley public affairs office at (785) 239-3410.