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POSTED: January 24, 2008 5:02 a.m.
The deaths of two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers in Iraq were announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday.
The first to die was Spc. James D. Gudridge, 20, from upstate New York. He was killed over the weekend when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.
He was the second 3rd ID soldier killed by an IED in the first week of January.
The Carthage, N.Y., native was a chemical operations specialist trained to recognize nuclear, biological and chemical attacks for the division’s 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.
Gudridge joined the Army in September 2005 after graduating from Carthage High School and was stationed at Fort Stewart in June 2006.
The DoD announced the death of the second 3rd Infantry Division soldier late Tuesday afternoon.
Pfc. Timothy R. Hanson, 23, of Kenosha, Wis., died Monday in Salmon Pak, Iraq, from wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire.  
He was assigned to the 3rd ID’s 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Benning.
Additional information about the soldiers was not available from officials with the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.
According to a casualty report released by the Pentagon on Tuesday, 3,911 U.S. troops have died in Iraq since the start of the Iraq War in 2003.
Independent analysts with the Web site and organization icasualties.org said seven American soldiers have been killed in January.
 

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