FORT WAINWRIGHT - The Department of Defense says three Alaska-based soldiers from New York, Utah and Indiana have died in Iraq.
The department says the three died of wounds suffered Monday in Balad when insurgents attacked their unit using small arms fire.
Killed were 21-year-old Cpl. Michael L. Mayne of Burlington Flats, N.Y.; 31-year-old Spc. Micheal B. Alleman of Logan, Utah; and 21-year-old Pfc. Zachary R. Nordmeyer of Indianapolis.
All were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based at Fort Wainwright.