Mesa GI, Phoenix Marine killed in Iraqby The Associated Press on Nov. 08, 2006, under Local, Nation/World
A Marine from Phoenix and an Army soldier from Mesa were killed in separate incidents in Iraq in the past week, Department of Defense officials said Tuesday.
The Pentagon also said that two North Carolina-based Marines were killed in combat in Anbar province in Iraq.
Staff Sgt. Jason D. Whitehouse, 27, of Phoenix, died Nov. 2 during combat in Anbar, federal officials said. He was a member of the 2nd Intelligence Battalion at Camp Lejeune. No details on his death were available.
An Army tank crewman from Mesa was killed Sunday when an improvised explosive device blew up, military officials said.
Spc. Douglas C. Desjardins, 24, died in Ar Ramadi when the bomb went off next to his M1A1 Abrams tank. Desjardins was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, based in Giessen, Germany.