The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Jacob D. Martir, 21, of Norwich, Conn., died Aug 18 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under enemy small arms fire. Spc. Martir was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
The incident is under investigation.
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