Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 15, 2011. The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn.
They died June 13 in Wasit province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Nicholas P. Bellard, 26, of El Paso, Texas; and
Sgt. Glenn M. Sewell, 23, of Live Oak, Texas.
The Department of Defense also announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Katzenberger, 26, of Weatherby Lake, Mo., died June 14 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.
The Department of Defense also announced today the death of a second soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pfc. Eric D. Soufrine, 20, of Woodbridge, Conn., died June 14 in Farah province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.