Tuesday, August 07, 2007

DoD Identifies..

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash.

Killed were:

Spc. Zachariah J. Gonzalez, 23, of Indiana.

Pfc. Charles T. Heinlein Jr., 23, of Hemlock, Mich.

Pfc. Alfred H. Jairala, 29, of Hialeah, Fla.

For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152, (253) 967-0148, or after hours at (253) 967-0015 (ask for the public affairs officer on call

And the end begins... a family has closure. But does it ever end? I think not.

Tomorrow, the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders will honor the family of SPC. Zachariah J. Gonzalez. Please pray for the family, please pray for the friends.

SPC. Zachariah J. Gonzalez - Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Thank you for my freedom. Rest in peace solder, rest in peace.

1 comment:

Kat said...

Will be there with y'all in spirit. The losses have been brutally heavy lately... all the families are in our prayers, always.

My hometown lost a hero on 8/2... PGR will be there to honor him as well....

This is a sad, sad week all around for so many.