Four Soldiers from Fort Carson Die in Iraq

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Four soldiers from Fort Carson were killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq.
The soldiers were killed near Baghdad on Monday when a vehicle-born bomb blew up while they were on a foot patrol.
The Pentagon has identified the soldiers as 1st Lt. Justin S. Smith, 28, of Lansing, Michigan; Staff Sgt. Brian L. Freeman, 27, of Lucedale, Mississippi.; Spc. Robert C. Pope II, 22, of East Islip, New York.; and Pfc. Mario A. Reyes, 19, of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
A civilian translator was also killed in the bombing. That person hasn't been identified.
The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. They were part of the Army's Task Force Baghdad.
Military officials say the deaths bring to 148 the number of Fort Carson personnel killed in the war.


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