The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Three Task Force All American soldiers were killed on Jan. 27 in an improvised explosive device attack in Khalidiyah, just east of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Killed were:
Capt. Matthew J. August, 28, of Rhode Island.
Sgt. 1st Class James T. Hoffman, 41, of Whitesburg, Ky.
Sgt. Travis A. Moothart, 23, of Brownsville, Ore.
The three soldiers were assigned to Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Riley, Kan.
The incident is under investigation.