The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Al Husayniyah, Iraq on Feb. 5, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Stryker Engineer Squad Vehicle. Both soldiers were assigned to the 562nd Engineer Company, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Staff Sgt. Christopher R. Morningstar, 27, of San Antonio, Texas.
Sgt. Jeremiah J. Boehmer, 22, of Parkston, S.D.
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