Wednesday, January 30, 2008
20-year-old soldier killed in Iraq
Army Pfc. Brandon Meyer, 20, died Monday after ambush in Mosul.
By ELLYN PAK
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Army Pfc. Brandon Abbott Meyer died Monday from wounds suffered during an insurgent attack in Iraq. Meyer lived in Orange, according to the Department of Defense.
Meyer and four other soldiers were ambushed by makeshift explosives and gunfire during a patrol Monday in Mosul. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colo.
Meyer, who joined the Army in January 2007, was due to celebrate his 21st birthday Saturday.
Those who also died in the attack include:
Sgt. James E. Craig, 26, of Hollywood, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Gary W. Jeffries, 37, of Roscoe, Texas
Spc. Evan A. Marshall, 21, of Athens, Ga.
Pvt. Joshua A. R. Young, 21, of Riddle, Ore.
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