U.S. Army officials say three Fort Richardson soldiers have been killed in Iraq. Sergeant Dustin S. Wakeman (25) of Fort Worth, Texas, Specialist Jaron D. Holliday (21) of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Corporal Jason K. Lafleur (28) of Ignacio, Colorado died Saturday from wounds they suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle. They were on a mounted patrol at the time. The soldiers were among 3,500 members assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, which deployed to Iraq last fall. Since then, 51 soldiers from the unit have been killed.
The Associated Press