Three KY Based Soldiers Killed In Iraq

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Three Fort Campbell soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Iraq, Army officials said Thursday.

Sgt. Eric Hernandez of Waldwick, N.J., and Pvt. Dewayne White of Country Club Hills, Ill., died Tuesday in the blast near Beiji, the Defense Department said. Capt. Adam Snyder of Fort Pierce, Fla., died a day later at a combat hospital in Balad.

Each was assigned to the division's 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.

Snyder, 36, who had been awarded the Bronze Star, joined the Army in May 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2005. He is survived by his mother, Frances Frazer, of Fort Pierce and father, Joseph Snyder, of Vero Beach, Fla.

Hernandez, 26, joined the Army in October 2003 and was stationed at Fort Campbell in October 2006. He is survived by his father, Craig Hernandez, of Garnerville, N.Y., and mother, June Augusta, of Waldwick, N.J.

White, 27, joined the Army in November 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in February 2005. White is survived by his wife, Synaca, of Clarksville, Tenn., and parents, Chester and Sandra Miller, of Country Club Hills, Ill.

They were among nearly 11,000 soldiers in the 101st who have deployed to Iraq for a third yearlong tour that began in October.

With their deaths, the division has lost 172 soldiers since the Iraq war began in 2003.

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