Fouty, Byron W. 
Name: Byron W. Fouty
Branch/Rank:  Army / Pvt
Unit: Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade combat team.
Date of Birth/Age:  19
Home City of Record: Waterford, MI
Date of Loss: May 12, 2007
Country of Loss: Iraq
Original Status: Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).  
Current Status:  Missing-Captured - Status Change June 29, 2007
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground

ers in Incident: DUSTWUN: Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.; and Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich. The Department of Defense identified the soldiers who were killed in the attack as Sgt. 1st Class James D. Connell Jr., 40, of Lake City, Tenn.; Pfc. Daniel W. Courneya, 19, of Nashville, Mich.; Pfc. Christopher E. Murphy, 21, of Lynchburg, Va. and Sgt. Anthony J. Schober, 23, of Reno, Nev.  The body of Joseph Anzack Jr., was found in the Euphrates River in Iraq after being abducted.

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. 07/2007   


Remains of Jimenez, Fouty buried together

The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Feb 17, 2009 15:57:50 EST

ARLINGTON, Va. � The remains of two soldiers from Massachusetts aand Michigan who were killed in Iraq were buried Tuesday in a single casket at Arlington National Cemetery.

Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez of Lawrence, Mass., and Spc. Byron Fouty of Waterford, Mich., were kidnapped by insurgents in May 2007. After their remains were recovered last July, Jimenez was buried in Long island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y., while Fouty was buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in Texas.....


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It is with deep sadness that we pass along the news that the body of PFC Byron Fouty, POW in Iraq was recovered with Alex Jimenez and is now identified.  We had all hoped the news would be that of  a homecoming.

Our sympathies to the Fouty family and please remember Spec Ahmed Altiae in your prayers.


Bodies of 2 missing US soldiers are found in Iraq

DETROIT (AP) — Families say the bodies of two U.S. soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found.

The father of Army Sgt. Alex Jimenez of Lawrence , Mass. , says the military told him Thursday that the remains of his son were identified in Iraq .

The stepfather of Pfc. Byron Fouty of Waterford , Mich. , says that soldier's remains were also found there.

Nineteen-year-old Fouty and 25-year-old Jimenez had been missing since May 12, 2007.

The Pentagon has made no official announcement. It usually does not release news publicly until 24 hours after families are notified.


American Forces Press Service
BALAD, Iraq, Dec. 27, 2007 - Iraqi police and U.S. special operations forces seized two suspected extremists believed to be complicit in the kidnapping of three U.S. soldiers in early May, U.S. military officials said today. The suspects were detained during Dec. 24-25 operations in Ramadi, officials said. The raids were prompted by intelligence reports linking the two individuals to the May 12 abduction of three U.S. 10th Mountain Division soldiers after an insurgent ambush near Mahmudiyah in which four U.S. soldiers were killed.

Reports indicate the two detainees are linked to al Qaeda in Iraq. One of the suspected terrorists is believed to have facilitated the kidnapping and is reported to have used his home to aid in the hiding and transporting of the captured soldiers.

The Ramadi raids were part of a series of operations conducted to detain individuals believed complicit in the abduction of the soldiers, officials said.

Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20, a native of Torrance, Calif., Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass., and Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich., were reported missing after the May 12 ambush. Iraqi police found Anzack's body in the Euphrates River south of Baghdad on May 23. Jimenez and Fouty are still missing.

During a previous operation, a weapon belonging to one of the missing U.S. soldiers was recovered at a residence of one of the suspects, officials said.

Both suspects allegedly are involved in terrorist cells responsible for several roadside-bomb and mortar attacks against Iraqi and coalition forces, as well as the kidnapping and murder of Iraqi citizens and members of the Iraqi security forces.

Four other individuals seized during the operations are being detained for questioning.


Father talks about son captured in Baghdad

By Yadira Betances , Staff Writer

Search continues for two missing U.S. soldiers

QARGHULI VILLAGE, Iraq — Sometimes when he's out on patrol, Army Spc. Samuel Rhodes sees a shred of camouflage in the bushes, and his heart leaps.

Each time, Rhodes hopes it will be the missing clue to the fate of two U.S. soldiers who were captured by insurgents south of Baghdad after an attack in May. Inevitably, though, the piece of camouflage turns out to be from an Iraqi army uniform....

Contributing: Andrea Stone in McLean, Va.


NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense


June 29, 2007

Media Contact: (703) 697-5131/697-5132

Public/Industry(703) 428-0711

DoD Announces Soldiers Status as Missing-Captured

The Department of Defense has changed the status of two soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom from duty status whereabouts unknown (DUSTWUN) to missing-captured.

Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich., and Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass., were declared missing-captured June 27.

On May 12, Fouty and Jimenez were categorized as DUSTWUN when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces.They are assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

Efforts continue for their successful and safe return.For more information in regard to the ongoing search and recovery operations please contact the Coalition Press Information Center-Baghdad at (703) 270-0299 or (703) 270-0320.

Change in status questions can be directed to Shari Lawrence, deputy public affairs officer for the U.S. Army Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Va., at (703) 325-8856, after hours: (703) 946-0791.

The public affairs officer assisting Fouty's family is Maj. Dawn Dancer, (517) 481-8140 or (517) 481-8141, after hours: (517) 896-0860, Michigan National Guard.

The public affairs officer assisting Jimenez's family is Lt. Col. Jeffrey Buczkowski, (212) 784-0113 or (212) 784-0112, after hours: (785) 410-5522, Army public affairs-New York Branch.


Monday, June 4, 2007
Al-Qaeda In Iraq Claims It Killed Captured U.S. Soldiers
June 4, 2007 -- An Al-Qaeda umbrella group has claimed its militants killed three U.S. soldiers after capturing them in Iraq in May.
The claim was made in a new video recording released today by the Islamic State In Iraq.

An unidentified voice made the claim on the video, which was made available to Western news agencies by the Washington-based Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Institute.

The video does not offer any proof that the soldiers were killed and does not show them......

(AFP, AP, Reuters, CNN)
NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense


May 15, 2007
Media Contact: (703) 697-5131/697-5132
Public/Industry(703) 428-0711

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.


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