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Staff Sgt. Jason M. Butkus, Killed Aug. 30, 2007

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

Staff Sgt. Jason M. Butkus, 34, died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle Aug. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq.

Butkus was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is West Milford, N.J.

He entered the Army in February 1995 and began serving with the 1st Inf. Div. in October 2006. This was his first deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

To date, 126 Fort Riley Soldiers have been killed while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Additionally, one transition team Air Force Airman was killed July 9 in Afghanistan.