The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 5, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Sgt. Jason Lopezreyes, 29, of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
Spc. Ryan D. Walker, 25, of Stayton, Ore.
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