The Department of Defense announces the death of three soldiers, who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Twenty-three year old Spc. Nicholas R. Idalski of Crown Point, Ind., 21 year old Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins, of Danielson, Conn., and 23 year old Spc. Brian A. Vaughn, of Pell City, Ala. died Tuesday in Ramadi, Iraq.
Their unit was conducting combat operations, when they were attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.
They were assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.