Soldier From Ignacio Killed In Iraq

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A soldier from Ignacio, Colo. is among three soldiers killed in recent combat in Iraq.

The Department of Defense says 28-year-old Corporal Jason K. Lafleur and two other soldiers died when their vehicle hit an explosive device.

Officials didn't say when the explosion occurred, but said Lafleur died July 31st.

Also killed were 21-year-old Private First Class Jaron D. Holliday of Tulsa, Oklahoma and 25-year-old Sergeant Dustin S. Wakeman of Fort Worth, Texas.

They were members of the Army's 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division based in Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Officials say the squadron was clearing out munitions and explosives in the area, and had been distributing humanitarian-aid packages as well.

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