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Oregonian Among Five Soldiers Killed at Mosul, Iraq

The deaths are a reminder that the War in Iraq is far from over for our nation' s war fighters.

Iraq war casualties

(MOSUL, Iraq) - One Oregonian was among five soldiers who died from wounds suffered when their unit encountered an improvised explosive device during convoy operations January 28th in Mosul, Iraq.

21-year old Private Joshua A. R. Young of Riddle, Oregon died in the attack.

The other soldiers killed were 26-year old Sgt. James E. Craig of Hollywood, Calif, 37-year old Staff Sgt. Gary W. Jeffries of Roscoe, Texas, 21-year old Specialist Evan A. Marshall of Athens, Georgia, 20-year old Pfc. Brandon A. Meyer of Orange, California.

They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

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Kristen January 31, 2008 7:48 am (Pacific time)

I just wanted to tell all the friends and familly of Josh that i am praying for them. This has really hurt me and some of my friends. Well thats all. Thanks, Kristen Edwards

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