The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 9 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an explosion during breaching operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Alan W. Shaw, 31, of Little Rock, Ark.
Staff Sgt. Eric Ross, 26, of Kenduskeag, Maine.
Spc. Leeroy A. Camacho, 28, of Saipan, Mariana Islands.
For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.