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.
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
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 Sgt.
Alex Jimenez, POW in
had been recovered and identified.
We had all hoped the news would be that of a
to the Jimenez family and please remember PFC Byron Fouty and
Spc Ahmed Altiae in your prayers.
soldier found in
— The body of Army Sgt. Alex Jimenez of
, who has been missing in
for more than a year, has been found.
told his family members in
on Thursday that the body was identified through dental records.
Jimenez, 25, had been
missing since May 12, 2007.
He was among three
members of the 2nd Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division
kidnapped by terrorists during an ambush south of
. Four other soldiers were killed in the attack.
Jimenez's father, Andy
Jimenez, a construction worker from
, was informed by uniformed military officials who went to his
home early Thursday evening.
"I have lost all
hope. Oh my God. I have lost all hope," Andy Jimenez said
upon learning his son's fate.
The news saddened the
"I know this is
going to hurt all of us tomorrow when the news is out because we
had been waiting for the day when he would return home,"
said Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan. "I had so much hope
that he was going to come home. And I know his mom and dad and
wife and kids felt the same way."
"Tomorrow will be
a sad day for Lawrence and people throughout the country,"
the mayor added. "He's with God in heaven now. Alex will
always go down as a hero. He died for our country and for us to
The mayor said he will
meet with Veterans Services Director Francisco Urena to decide
what steps the city will take to honor the fallen soldier and to
assist the family, including the possibilities of having flags
throughout the city fly at half staff.
"On behalf of the
city, we're saddened for the Jimenez family," Sullivan
said. "We prayed and wished he was going to come home one
day and that never happened. The city stands ready to assist the
family in any way to remove their pain."
LAWRENCE - Every few weeks, US Army officers call Ramon
"Andy" Jimenez to deliver the latest bit of news about
his son, Alex R. Jimenez, who was kidnapped in Iraq last May:
The military found Alex's Army ID. Recovered his gun. Arrested
an insurgent suspected of kidnapping him.
Andy Jimenez, a carpenter who lives in a modest basement
apartment in Lawrence, charts his life from one such phone call
to the next. The elder Jimenez, who once went to a protest to
call for the return of American troops from Iraq, attends every
meeting of local veterans, puts together care packages for
American troops deployed oversees, and calls soldiers from his
son's 10th Mountain Division his family ....
Year In Review — Mother Copes During Holiday Without
“We always put the tree,” Maria Duran said.
“But in this season, I don’t feel like putting it.”
Duran spent the holidays with her six sisters, two
brothers, their children and her two sons at her Corona home this
year. But it was the first Christmas without word from her eldest son,
25-year-old Army Spc. Alex Jimenez........
|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
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.
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.
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....
Andrea Stone in McLean, Va.
Missing Soldier's Wife
Gets Green Card
Sunday , July 01, 2007
Hiraldo Jimenez ,
the wife of missing Army Spec. Alex
Jimenez , no longer has to worry
about being deported as she awaits word of her husband's fate.
On Friday, Yaderlin walked into
a Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Buffalo, New York. She
left with a green card in her hand, guaranteeing she can stay in the
U.S. for the rest of her life.....
NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department
No. 817-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2007
Media Contact: (703) 697-5131/697-5132
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:
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
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..
(AFP, AP, Reuters, CNN)
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,
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