DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 17 in Diyala Province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their dismounted patrol using small arms fire. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
Spc. Luke S. Runyan, 21, of Spring Grove, Pa.
Spc. Chad D. Groepper, 21, of Kingsley, Iowa.
For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152, (253) 967-0147.
I found a "Myspace" page developed by the wife of a soldier assigned to the 2/23 inf 4th bde. and dedicated to the soldiers and their wives.
Tarina has opened their page to me, as a parent, and I'm sure will welcome all who support our cause.
Please join me in supporting them and us by visiting,
Soon I will add a link in the one per centers section of my side bar.
Thank you Tarina, and all the ladies,(wives, mothers,) who make this a wonderful page.
While I'm at it, a close friend of Matt's, since his arrival at Ft. Lewis, SPC Keith Lee,
KEITH lost his father last week to a sudden illness.
I have communicated with Keith on a few occasions. He is a bright and dedicated individual and a delight to chat with.
Please join me in offering condolences, and on a happier note, wishing him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, tomorrow.
Click on Keith to message him a happy B-Day.
All my best Keith, one step, one day at a time, you'll be home soon.