The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson, 39, Spooner, Wis., died on July 9 in Ba Qubah, Iraq. Gabrielson was assigned to the 652nd Engineer Company, Ellsworth, Wis. He was traveling in a convoy that came under attack. He was killed by hostile fire.
Sgt. Melissa Valles, 26, Eagle Pass, Texas, died on July 9 in Balad, Iraq. Valles was assigned to B Company, 64th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Col. She died as a result of non-combat injuries. The incident is under investigation.