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More 3rd ID soldiers killed, one from Tifton
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The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of nine Third Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Four Fort Stewart soldiers died June 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.
Killed were:
• Maj. Sid W. Brookshire, 36, of Missouri.
• Staff Sgt. Darren P. Hubbell, 38, of Tifton.
• Spc.Joe G.Charfauros Jr., 33, of Rota, Mariana Islands.
• Pfc. David J. Bentz III, 20, of Newfield, N.J.
• Pfc. Henry G. Byrd III, 20, of Veguita, N.M., died June 24 in Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat related illness sustained June 18 while in Iraq. His death is under investigation.
Byrd was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart.
Three other soldiers from the division’s 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Benning died June 23 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when their unit was attacked by insurgents using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.
They were:
Staff Sgt. Michael D. Moody Jr., 31, of Richmond, Va.
Sgt. Chris Davis, 35, of Lubbock, Texas.
Pvt. Shane M. Stinson, 23, of Fullerton, Calif.
Spc. Carter A. Gamble Jr., 24 of Brownstown, Ind., died June 24 in Duraiya, Iraq, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning.
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