The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Freeman L. Gardner Jr., 26, of Little Rock, Ark., died Mar. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on combat patrol. He was assigned to the 18th Engineer Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
For further information on this soldier, contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152 or (253) 967-0154.