The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 9 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Lt. Col. Garnet R. Derby, 44, of Missoula, Mont.
Sgt. Joshua A. Ward, 30, of Scottsville, Ky.
Pfc. Albert R. Jex, 23, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Pfc. Jonathan R. Roberge, 22, of Leominster, Mass.
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