The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on June 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle. They were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.
Staff Sgt. Justin L. Vasquez, 26, of Manzanola, Colo.
Spc. Eric J. Poelman, 21, of Racine, Wis.
Pfc. Brian S. Ulbrich, 23, of Chapmanville, W. Va.
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