Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Jeremy S. Bohannon dies 'of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire'

Two Fort Carson soldiers, one in his third tour in Iraq, the other nine months into his first enlistment, died Sunday in a mortar attack in Baghdad, the Army reported Tuesday.

Bohannon, who enlisted in the Army in November, had a MySpace page on which he wrote that he was born on a Navy base in Cuba. He said he enjoyed hanging out with friends and watching horror and action movies.

“My heroes are the soldiers that have gone before me and died,” he wrote. “And the ones that came home.”

Bohannon’s friend, Alexandria Stull of Waverly, Tenn., said he was a constant churchgoer, and he had plans to become a preacher when he returned from Iraq.

“He would be upset when he could not go to church,” said Stull, 17.

She said that Bohannon seemed happy while he was stationed at Fort Carson, but he said he missed his parents, older brother and younger sister.

“He was a good person. He was always there,” Stull said. “I could always call him when I was fighting with someone. He would listen and try to cheer me up.

The soldiers’ deaths raise the number of Fort Carson soldiers killed in Iraq since the war began in 2003 to 219.

From the Colorado Springs Gazette