Sept 11, 2003

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Robsky, Jr., 31, of Elizaville, N.Y., was killed on Sept. 10 in Baghdad, Iraq. Robsky was on call to neutralize an improvised explosive device (IED) after the initial attempt failed. Soldier returned to the site to render it safe, and the IED detonated. Robsky was assigned to the 759th Ordnance Company, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Spc. Ryan G. Carlock, 25, of Macomb, Ill., was killed on Sept. 9 northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Carlock died of injuries sustained when his fuel truck was attacked by the enemy. Carlock was assigned to the 416th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum Support), Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.