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11 July 2008, 8:13 am. 3 Comments. Filed under Heroes, Iraq, U.S. Military.

US soldiers ‘found dead in Iraq’

The bodies of two US soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found, their families have told the Associated Press news agency.

Spc Alex Jimenez and Pte Byron Fouty were seized in an ambush in May 2007 in an area south of Baghdad.

The body of a third soldier, Pte Joseph Anzack Jr, was found in the Euphrates river a short time after the attack.

The Islamic State of Iraq, a group that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq, had released a video saying it killed all three men.

The parent’s of Spc Jimenez, 25, of Massachusetts, and Pte Fouty, 19, of Michigan, said uniformed military officials had visited their homes to inform them of their sons’ deaths.

The Pentagon usually waits 24 hours after notifying soldiers’ next of kin before making a public announcement.

Many prayers with the families of these fine young men.

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  1. TexasFred. 11 July 2008, 8:43 am

    Pte Byron Fouty and Pte Joseph Anzack Jr
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    I don’t know what MSM American hating asshole wrote the original story but these men carried the rank of PFC

    There is no such rank as a Pte in ANY branch of the U.S military… 

  2. TexasFred. 11 July 2008, 8:47 am

    My apologies, they were PVT according to this story:
    http://apnews.myway.com//article/20080711/D91RLGJG1.html

    And that IS a real American military rank, PRIVATE, PVT. The PFC is for PRIVATE 1st Class…

    Damn the BBC… Damn most Brits…

  3. olbroad. 11 July 2008, 9:37 am

    @TexasFred:

    Perhaps the BBC has to “translate” our ranking into one they can understand? :?