18 May 2007

4 Marines dead, 3 Missing in Iraq

CAIRO — The U.S. military will continue searching for two missing American soldiers despite a video posted Monday on militant websites that claimed the men were dead.

The video showed scenes from a battle at night and then close-ups of military identification cards for Spc. Alex Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass., and Pvt. Byron Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich. An unidentified voice said in reference to the soldiers, "They were alive and then dead."

The video did not show the men or provide any evidence they had been killed.

Jimenez and Fouty have been missing since an ambush south of Baghdad on May 12 that killed five others, including an Iraqi. The body of another soldier was found in Iraq's Euphrates River during a massive search.


Pfc.Joseph Anzack-20 yrs.old

Pvt. Byron Fouty-19 yrs old

Sgt. Anthony Schobel-23 yrs old

Spc. Alex Jiminez-25 yrs old

10th Mountain Division 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
Killed in the attack were

Sergeant First Class James D. Connell, Jr., 40, of Lake City,

Private First Class Daniel W. Courneya, 19, of Nashville, Mich.,

and Private First Class Christopher E. Murphy, 21, of Lynchburg, Va

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