R.I.P. SPC Groepper, SPC Runyan

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 136-08
February 19, 2008


DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Feb. 17 in Diyala Province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their dismounted patrol using small arms fire.  They were assigned to 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

 

Killed were:

 

Spc. Chad D. Groepper, 21, of Kingsley, Iowa. 

 

Spc. Luke S. Runyan, 21, of Spring Grove, Pa.

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