Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The DOD today announces Four Soldiers as Missing

 

Click here: DefenseLink News Release: DoD Announces Army Soldiers as Whereabouts Unknown

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 591-07
May 15, 2007
DoD Announces Army Soldiers as Whereabouts Unknown

            The Department of Defense announced today the identities of four soldiers listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They have been unaccounted for since May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives. They are assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
            Reported as DUSTWUN are:
 
            Sgt. Anthony J. Schober, 23, of Reno, Nev.
 
            Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.
 
            Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20, of Torrance, Calif.
 
            Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich.
 
            Search and recovery efforts are ongoing, and the incident is under investigation.
 
            For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Coalition Press Information Center-Baghdad at (703) 270-0299 or (703) 270-0320.

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Apparently, there is a 4th missing soldier.

Our prayers continue, for those missing, their families, and for those who fell the day they went missing:

  The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell Jr., 40, of Lake City, Tenn.
 
            Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya, 19, of Nashville, Mich.
 
            Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy, 21, of Lynchburg, Va.
 
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and also, our prayers continue for those searching for them.
 
 

3 comments:

tschuckman said...

It was the same in Vietnam-- and we called them MIA's or missing.  When ever the enemy is so highly motivated-- and we Americans back stab out soldiers in the field, these sorts of things will happen.   Although this is what war is all about, I hate to hear about missing soldiers-- and I hate to think about their fate...
By torturing or beheading these brave soldiers, the enemy is grabbing for more headline News and the Lefty Libby Dems help fuel that fire !!   It's a sad state of affairs when Americans back home back stab the brave soldiers up front.
    And then the home comming combat Veterans have to deal with a CORRUPT VA SYSTEM that loves to deny disability claims-- but the VA staff gets to sit on the bonus boards and OK their own bonus !!


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ceilisundancer said...

Oh, gosh, they are all so young.  My heart breaks when I hear of MIA or POW.  I just pray that they and all the others come home soon and safely.  -- Robin

kasee267 said...

Yes,Robin...my first thought also...all so young.
And when one thinks of the Last time we had missing soldiers?
Pfc. Kristian Menchaca
Pfc. Thomas Tucker

Well, we all know what happened there, may they rest in peace.

I'm confused by the 4th soldier, the news seems to still only be reporting 3 missing, and something about the 4th one is dead, but missing? Which would beg the question, 'which one', and how awful that must be for all the families.

All we can do, I know, is pray. My heart just goes out to those families.
Kathi