The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, on May 6, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M1083 cargo truck during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry (Mountain), Brewer, Maine.
Staff Sgt. Dale J. Kelly Jr., 48, of Richmond, Maine.
Staff Sgt. David M. Veverka, 25, of Jamestown, Pa.
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