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Army Capt. Rowdy J. Inman

Died December 26, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

38, of Panorama Village, Texas; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; died Dec. 26 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained from small-arms fire during dismounted combat operations. Also killed was Sgt. Benjamin B. Portell.

Two Fort Hood soldiers die in Iraq

The Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas — Two decorated soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, one from Texas and the other from California, died in combat in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Dec. 28.

Capt. Rowdy J. Inman, 38, and Sgt. Benjamin B. Portell, 27, died the day after Christmas in Mosul, Iraq, from small-arms fire during dismounted combat operations.

Inman, of Panorama Village, Texas, was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and numerous other military awards and decorations.

Among the military awards and decorations earned by Portell, who was from Bakersfield, Calif., was an Army Commendation Medal.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Fort Hood.

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