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Sgt. David M. Heath, Killed Aug. 16, 2004

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

Sgt. David M. Heath, 30, of La Porte, Ind., died Aug. 16, near Sadr City, Iraq when his patrol came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack.

Heath was an infantry Soldier with Fort Riley's Company B, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.

He enlisted into the Army in September of 2001.

Heath had been stationed at Fort Riley since March 2002 and deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in June 2004. Heath had a previous tour in Iraq in 2003.

The incident is under investigation.

Approximately 4,200 Fort Riley Soldiers are currently deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. This incident brings the number of Fort Riley Soldiers who have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to 41.