The Department of Defense says a Special Forces soldier from Fort Carson has been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
The Pentagon says 25-year-old Sgt. Frank J. Gasper of Merced, Calif., died Sunday in Najaf, Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by the bomb.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group.
Fort Carson says Gasper enlisted in the Army in October 2002 and was on his third deployment to Iraq. He was a radio operator.
Gasper had been awarded three Army Commendation Medals and two Army Good Conduct Medals.