2 Idaho soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Iraq
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Defense says two Idaho soldiers have been killed in Iraq and a third has been wounded.
Defense Department officials said Saturday that 24-year-old Spc. Nathan R. Beyers and 20-year-old Spc. Nicholas W. Newby died Thursday from injuries after insurgents attacked their convoy using an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.
Newby is from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Officials say Beyers had been living in the Coeur d'Alene area before his deployment, but before that lived in Littleton, Colo.
Officials say Staff Sgt. Jazon Rzepa of Idaho suffered serious leg injuries in the attack. He has been taken to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for additional treatment.
The soldiers were assigned to the 116th Cavalry Heavy Brigade Combat Team, based in Post Falls, Idaho.
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