The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.
Capt. Travis L. Patriquin, 32, of Texas.
Spc. Vincent J. Pomante III, 22, of Westerville, Ohio.
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