The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. Spencer T. Karol, 20, of Woodruff, Ariz., who was killed on Oct. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Karol was on a mission to observe enemy activity when a command detonated device exploded. His vehicle was overturned from the force of the explosion and he was fatally injured.
Karol was assigned to the 165th Military Intelligence, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany.
The incident is under investigation.