Monday, July 09, 2007

Jeremy L. Stacey dies 'of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device'

FORT BLISS, Texas — A Fort Bliss soldier has been killed in Iraq, the Defense Department announced Monday.

Cpl. Jeremy L. Stacey, of Bismarck, Ark., died Thursday in Baghdad from wounds he suffered in an improvised explosive devise explosion.

Stacey, 23, was an armor crewman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He joined the Army in 2003 in Albuquerque, N.M., according to Army officials at Fort Bliss.

Stacey, a specialist, was posthumously promoted to the rank of corporal. He also was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Stacey is the 19th soldier from his unit to be killed in Iraq since it deployed to the war zone in October.

From the Houston Chronicle