The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 14 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Sgt. John D. Rode, 24, of Pineville, N.C.
Sgt. Carl L. Seigart, 32, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Spc. Ronnie G. Madore Jr., 34, of San Diego.
For additional information on these Soldiers, contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.