WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement regarding the death of Sergeant Joseph F. Stifter, 30, originally from Glendale, California, who died on January 28, 2016, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. According to initial reports, Sergeant Stifter died of injuries sustained when his military vehicle overturned.
Sergeant Stifter was assigned to B Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Sergeant Stifter’s wife and daughter are part of the Big Red One Community.
“Sergeant Stifter bravely answered the call to serve our country, and we will forever be indebted to him for his service and sacrifice on our behalf,” Sen. Moran said. “My deepest sympathies go out to his family, and I ask all Kansans to join me in keeping his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”