Sunday, July 10, 2011

Iowan Dies in Afghanistan

Another Sacrifice: A Cedar Rapids man has died fighting in Afghanistan, according to a release from the U.S. Army. The Iowa National Guard will provide more details in a news conference Sunday night at 6:30. Terryl Pasker is the 7th Iowan to die fighting overseas this year.

Here's the release:

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker, 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died July 9 in Panjshir province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 334th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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