Thursday, August 02, 2007

Camy Florexil dies 'of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations'

A soldier whose last known address was in Germantown has been killed on the streets of Baghdad by an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said yesterday.

Spec. Camy Florexil, 20, who was listed as living on School House Lane, died July 24 from wounds he had suffered a day earlier when the bomb exploded near his vehicle during combat operations in the war-ravaged Iraq capital.

Florexil was based in Fort Riley, Kansas. He was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

Military records showed that Florexil joined the Army in September 2005 and began serving with the 1st Infantry Division in February 2006. This had been his first deployment to Iraq.

From the Philadelphia Daily News