WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement regarding the death of five U.S. soldiers, who were killed during an enemy attack on their unit in Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, June 6, 2011. The soldiers were assigned to the1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.
“My heart goes out to the families of the Dagger Brigade on the tragic loss of these five heroes,” Sen. Moran said. “These brave young men answered the call to serve our country, and Americans are forever indebted to them for their service and sacrifice. This week, as we remember the 67th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, we honor all those who laid down their lives to defend our country. My thoughts and prayers are with the Ft. Riley community during this difficult time.”
The following five soldiers were killed in the attack:
Spc. Emilio J. Campo Jr., 20, of Madelia, Minn.;
Spc. Michael B. Cook Jr., 27, of Middletown, Ohio;
Spc. Christopher B. Fishbeck, 24, of Victorville, Calif.;
Spc. Robert P. Hartwick, 20, of Rockbridge, Ohio; and
Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri, 26, Chicago, Ill.
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