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Five soldiers based at Fort Carson have died recently in Iraq.
The Defense Department says four died in Baghdad on July 24th when an improvised explosive device detonated near their Bradley fighting vehicle.
The Pentagon identified those killed as: 27-year-old Staff Sergeant Jason Montefering, of Parkston, South Dakota; 21-year-old Specialist Ernest Dallas Junior, of Denton, Texas; 21-year-old Sergeant Milton Monzon Junior, of Los Angeles, California; and 19-year-old Private First Class Ramon Villatoro Junior, of Bakersfield, California.
All were assigned to the Third Squadron, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Twenty-one-year-old Private First Class Robert Swaney, of West Jefferson, Ohio, died on July 30th in Baghdad when an explosive device detonated near his Humvee. He also was part of the Third Squadron.
Villatoro's wife, Amanda, is due in November. His grieving family says the teenager had big dreams. He wanted to become a colonel and a doctor who could give his son a good life.
Montefering's mother, Lorraine Montefering, says her son had been scheduled for a break from duty early next month.