The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Pfc. Benjamin B. Bartlett Jr., 25, of Manchester, Ga., died July 15, in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered from a rocket propelled grenade.He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
I should have posted this back when it happened, but this posting made it fresh again.
This young man graduated from the same high school as me. He was 3 years younger than me. Alot of my friends and my wife's friends knew him. RIP Trey Bartlett, thanks for doing what most of us won't do...
I'm still not exactly sure what he did, but he posthumously earned a bronze star.