Soldier killed in Iraq had served in Afghanistan
He is Hawaii's eighth loss this tour, out of 109 for the war
Army Staff Sgt. Richwell A. Doria, who was killed by small-arms fire Nov. 7 during an air assault mission, had already served a combat mission in Afghanistan two years ago.
A Schofield Barracks spokesman said Doria, 25, of San Diego, was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team's 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, in February 2001 and accompanied the unit to Afghanistan in 2004.
Doria was the eighth soldier killed in Iraq since 7,000 troops deployed from Schofield Barracks this summer.
As of yesterday at least 2,852 members of the U.S. military had died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
Forty soldiers, two sailors, 65 Marines, one from the Air Force and one civilian with Hawaii ties have been killed in Iraq since the war started in 2003.
The 3rd Brigade has lost eight soldiers since arriving there in August for a year-long tour:
» Pfc. Jeremy R. Shank, 18, was killed Sept. 6 while on patrol near Balad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry.
» Sgt. Velton Locklear III, 29, of Lacey, Wash., and Pfc. Kenneth E. Kincaid IV, 25, of Lilburn, Ga., were killed by a homemade bomb that exploded near their Humvee in Riyadh on Sept. 23. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry.
» Staff Sgt. Daniel Isshak, 35, of Alta Loma, Calif., was killed by small-arms fire on Oct. 3.
» Capt. Shane Adcock of Mechanicsville, Va., was killed when a grenade blew up the right side of his Humvee during a convoy in Hawijah on Oct. 11. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery.
» 1st Lt. Joshua Deese, 25, of Roberson County, N.C., and Sgt. Jonathan Lootens, 25, of Lyons, N.Y., were killed Oct. 15 when a homemade bomb exploded near their Humvee in Kirkuk. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry.