Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Daniel F. Reyes dies 'of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire'

The Army has identified two Fort Richardson paratroopers who were killed last week in an attack on their operating base in Iraq.

Spc. Daniel F. Reyes died July 31 of indirect fire at Forward Operating Base Kalsu.

Reyes, of San Diego, Calif., was 24.

He joined the Army in June 2005 and was assigned to Fort Richardson in January 2006. Both soldiers were forward observer field artillerymen, assigned to the 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Reyes was part of headquarters and Headquarters Battery. Marshall was in Bravo Battery.

Eleven other paratroopers were wounded in the attack, one seriously. The 10 soldiers who were not seriously injured were treated at Kalsu and returned to duty. The seriously injured paratrooper was evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq.

From the Anchorage Daily News