Army officials say a 21-year-old Fort Richardson paratrooper from California has died in Iraq. Sergeant Shawn G. Adams of Dixon, California, died Sunday when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle near Owaset. Adams was an infantryman who joined the Army in August 2004 and was assigned to Fort Richardson in April 2005. Two other paratroopers were injured in the incident, one seriously. They were taken to a military hospital in Iraq. Adams was assigned to Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Both injured paratroopers are assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.
Associated Press (read by Lori Townsend, APRN)