SFC Neal Boyd, of Haynesville, Louisiana, previously stationed at Fort Wainwright, AK, was sent to Iraq on September 22, 2008. On November 8,2008, two other soldiers and SFC Boyd were on a house securing mission. SFC Boyd instructed the others, upon entering the house, not to touch anything.
SPC Christian Joseph Romig joined the Army in May, 2008. He became a Cavalry Scout at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His first deployment was to South Korea in October, 2008. There he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal. He returned in October, 2009 to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment 4th Brigrade Combat Team at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.