The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Josiah W. Hollopeter, 27, of San Diego, died June 14 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms fire in Al Muqdadiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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