Vilseck-based soldier killed by roadside bomb in Iraq

Stars and Stripes

A Vilseck, Germany-based soldier was killed Thursday in Iraq when his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, according to a Pentagon news release.

Spc. Joshua A. Molina, 20, of Houston, died in Baghdad of wounds sustained in the attack, the release stated. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, based in Vilseck.

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14 bodies discovered near Muqdadiyah

Multi-National Division – North PAO

An Iraqi citizen reported a mass grave near Muqdadiyah to Multi-National Division – North Soldiers March 29.

Sons of Iraq and Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment discovered 14 bodies while investigating the site.

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Iraqi Security Forces, Coalition forces target terrorists, kill 26

Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

Multi-National Division – Baghdad soldiers killed 26 terrorists during operations March 27 in Baghdad.

While patrolling in Adhamiyah, soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment were attacked by small arms fire. The soldiers returned fire in self-defense, killing five terrorists and wounding an additional five terrorists. The wounded were treated and detained by Iraqi National Police.

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SSG Joseph D. Gamboa

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Joseph D. Gamboa, 34, of Yigo, Guam, died Mar. 25 of wounds suffered when he came under indirect fire in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

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24 terrorists killed in Baghdad

Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers killed 24 terrorists March 26 in Baghdad.

Soldiers combined with their Iraqi counterparts to conduct precision, intelligence-based operations in the capital. These terrorists and militant elements were increasing their attacks against civilians, the Government of Iraq, and Iraqi and U.S. security forces.

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