Friday, May 18, 2007

Remains of fourth soldier from Saturday's ambush identified as Anthony Schober

The Department of Defense has announced they uncovered the identity of the fourth soldier killed in an ambush Saturday in Iraq...

Relatives told the Reno Gazette Journal that Schober, 23, who hails from Reno, NV was identified using DNA testing. Military sources confirm that three other soldier found at the scene had been previously identified.

Schober's unit was part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division...

Schober, like many other soldiers was serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. At the time of the rocket propelled grenade attack, he was leading a squad trying to prevent insurgents from laying roadside bombs.

When investigators reached the ambush site near Youssifiyah, 12 miles south of Baghdad they reported that one of the dog tags was taken from the victim, which is what caused the delay in identification.

Read the rest at AHN

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