PFC Shanks

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

Pfc. Jeremy R. Shank, 18, of Jackson, Mo., died on Sept. 6 in Balad, Iraq, of
injuries suffered in Hawijah, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small
arms fire during a dismounted security patrol. Shank was assigned to the 2nd
Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division,
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Godspeed, Private. My prayers are with you and your family.


- hfs

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