Friday, July 11, 2008
Finally coming home...
America will finally be able to welcome the remains of two missing heroes home.
Back on Memorial Day, I made mention of Alex Jimenez and Byron Fouty, two soldiers who’d been MIA for over a year. Today it was announced that their remains had been found and were coming home for burial.
Jimenez, 25, and Fouty, 19, were kidnapped along with a third member of the 2nd Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division during an ambush in May 2007. The body of the third seized soldier, PFC Joseph Anzack Jr. of Torrance, Calif., was found in the Euphrates River a year later.
The three soldiers, based at Fort Drum, N.Y, disappeared May 12, 2007, after insurgents ambushed their combat team 20 miles outside Baghdad. An Iraqi soldier and four other Americans from the same unit were killed in the attack.
The soldiers were from Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Second Brigade, 10th Mountain Division — nicknamed the "Polar Bears."
Welcome home, brothers. Rest in honored peace.