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Sgt. John F. Thomas, Killed Jul. 24, 2005, 24th Infantry Division, 48th Enhanced Separate Brigade

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 26, 2009

Four National Guard Soldiers died while they were on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV in Baghdad, Iraq on July 24. The Soldiers were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Soldiers were assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, 24th Infantry Division.

Dead are:

Spc. Jacques E. Brunson, 30, of Americus, Ga. He was an infantryman.

Staff. Sgt. Carl. R. Fuller, 44, of Covington, Ga. He was an infantryman.

Sgt. James O. Kinlow, 35, of Thomson, Ga. He was a cannon crewmember.

Sgt. John F. Thomas, 33, of Valdosta, Ga. He was an infantryman.

All four Soldiers deployed to Iraq in May 2005.

The 48th Brigade is one of three National Guard enhanced Separate Brigades that fall under the command of the 24th Infantry Division (Mech).