UNITED24 - Make a charitable donation in support of Ukraine!


U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 623-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Christopher Moore, 28, of Alpaugh, Calif.

Sgt. Jean P. Medlin, 27, of Pelham, Ala.

Spc. David W. Behrle, 20, of Tipton, Iowa.

Spc. Joseph A. Gilmore, 26, of Webster, Fla.

Pfc. Travis F. Haslip, 20, of Ooltewah, Tenn.

Pfc. Alexander R. Varela, 19, of Fernley, Nev.

For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.



Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list