Six paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne
Division at Ft. Bragg were killed on Monday when a bomb exploded near their
vehicles in Iraq.
Major Tom Earnhardt, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne, says
it's the single largest loss of life in three years of combat by
The military had reported that six soldiers were killed when a
bomb exploded near their vehicles during a combat operation Monday
in Salahuddin province.
The six were among nine American soldiers who died in explosions
north of Baghdad in what's being called the deadliest single day
for U-S troops in Iraq in nearly a month.