Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division has
identified the six soldiers killed when a bomb exploded near their
vehicles earlier this week in Iraq.
The deaths were the division's largest loss of life in the past
The victims were identified as: Specialist Ryan M. Bell, of
Colville, Washington; Staff Sergeant Justin M. Estes of Sims,
Arkansas; Private First Class Cory C. Kosters of Woodlands, Texas;
Sergeant. Andrew C. Perkins, of Northglenn, Colorado.; Specialist
Justin A. Rollins of Newport, New Hampshire, and Staff Sergeant
Robert M. Stanley of Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Their company commander, Captain Eugene Farris, called each of
the soldiers a hero and said it was an honor to serve with them.