The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died July 24, at Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Staff Sgt. Conrad A. Mora, 24, of San Diego, Calif.
Sgt. Daniel Lim, 23, of Cypress, Calif.
Spc. Joseph A. Bauer, 27, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Spc. Andrew L. Hand, 25, of Enterprise, Ala.
They were assigned to 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
For more information the media may contact the Joint Base Lewis-McChord public affairs office at 253-967-0147 or 253-967-0152.
UPDATE: July 28, 2010 - Pfc. Hand was posthumously promoted to Specialist.