The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Henry Ybarra III, 32, of Austin, Texas, died on Sept. 11 in Balad, Iraq. Ybarra was changing the tire on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck when the tire exploded. Ybarra died of his injuries.
Ybarra was assigned to D Troop, 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry, Illesheim, Germany.