The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 4 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Sharqat, Iraq, when their unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and hand grenades. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Sgt. Shane P. Duffy, 22, of Taunton, Mass.
Spc. Jonathan D. A. Emard, 20, of Mesquite, Texas.
Sgt. Cody R. Legg, 23, of Escondido, Calif.
For more information, media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office, (315) 772-8286, or go to http://www.drum.army.mil/sites/installation/pao/ .