The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died from wounds suffered when their unit encountered an improvised explosive device during convoy operations Jan. 28 in Mosul, Iraq. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Sgt. James E. Craig, 26, of Hollywood, S.C.
Staff Sgt. Gary W. Jeffries, 37, of Roscoe, Texas.
Cpl. Evan A. Marshall, 21, of Athens, Ga.
Spc. Brandon A. Meyer, 20, of Orange, Calif.
Pfc. Joshua A. R. Young, 21, of Riddle, Ore.
For more information media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-4143; after hours (719) 526-5500.