Anzack Jr., Joseph
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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 591-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2007
Media Contact: (703) 697-5131/697-5132
DoD Announces Army Soldiers as Whereabouts Unknown
The Department of Defense announced today the identities of four soldiers listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.They have been unaccounted for since May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives.They are assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
Reported as DUSTWUN are:
Sgt. Anthony J. Schober, 23, of Reno, Nev. (Killed in attack, remains recovered)
Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.
Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20, of Torrance, Calif.
Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich.
Search and recovery efforts are ongoing, and the incident is under investigation.
Family: Body Found In Iraq Calif. Private's
Search Still On For Other Missing Soldiers
POSTED: 5:37 am EDT May 23, 2007
UPDATED: 10:21 pm EDT May 23, 2007
TORRANCE, Calif. -- A U.S. soldier found in the Euphrates River in Iraq has been identified as a California man who was abducted with two comrades a week and a half ago.
A relative said military officials told the family of Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. that a commanding officer identified the body.
But DNA tests were still pending. ....
Relatives Say Body Found in Iraq Is Missing GI
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
BAGHDAD — The body of a U.S. soldier found floating in the Euphrates River in Iraq earlier Wednesday was identified as a California man abducted along with two comrades nearly two weeks ago, his aunt confirmed to FOX News.
A military official with police officers visited the home of Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. and told his family that a commanding officer identified the body. She said the official told them the GI had died of a gunshot wound to the head.
"They told us we're sorry to inform you the body we found has been identified as Joe," said Debbie Anzack, choking back tears. "I'm in disbelief."......
NEWS RELEASES from the United States
Department of Defense
No. 640-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2007
DoD Announces Change-In-Status of Army Soldier
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom who was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown.
Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20, of Torrance, Calif., was captured May 12 by enemy forces in Al Taqa, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by insurgents using automatic fire and explosives.
His body was recently recovered in Iraq. The circumstances surrounding his capture and death remain under investigation.
Anzack was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.
U.S. IDs body found in river as
The U.S. military has confirmed that a body found in the Euphrates River on Wednesday is one of three American soldiers captured in a May 12 ambush near Baghdad.
Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr., a 20-year-old from Torrance, Calif., was identified by one of his commanding officers late Wednesday, officials said. His family was told of the news just hours later.....
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