TITLE

Blacks Make Ultimate Sacrifice In Iraq War

PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Jet;4/21/2003, Vol. 103 Issue 17, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Four Black American soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom--two reported missing after a deadly Iraqi ambush--were recently confirmed dead, bringing the number of U.S. casualties to 86 at press time. Brandon Sloan of Bedford Heights, Ohio, had been listed as missing since March 23, 2003, when members of the 507th Maintenance Company, a rear guard unit that maintains the Army's heavy machinery, made a wrong turn during fighting near An Nasiriya in southern Iraq and were ambushed. In that same unit was Private First Class Jessica Lynch, a supply clerk who was rescued and now is recovering at a U.S. military hospital in Germany. The Pentagon recently said that the status of Private Brandon Sloan and seven other soldiers with the 507th had been changed from missing to killed.
ACCESSION #
9535889

 

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