The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Jeremy R. Shank, 18, of Jackson, Mo., died on Sept. 6 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in Hawijah, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during a dismounted security patrol. Shank was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at (808) 655-4221.