Brooklyn Soldier Among 2 Killed In Iraq 'Artillery Mishap'

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 15, 2017

The two soldiers killed were identified as Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks, 30, of Brooklyn, New York, and Spc.

One of two USA soldiers killed in what was described as an "artillery mishap" in Iraq this weekend was from Brooklyn.

Army Col. Rob Manning says an Army unit was firing on an ISIS position when the mishap occurred, but did not say what that mishap was. Manning said there is no indication that IS played a role in the deaths.

Five others suffered injuries that Manning says are not life-threatening. Pat Work, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

Spc. Allen Levi Stigler Jr. and Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks
Spc. Allen Levi Stigler Jr. and Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks

Col. Pat Work, the commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said in a statement that Brooks and Stigler were "courageous patriots" who served the USA coalition with "extraordinary commitment". "Our team extends its most honest condolences to their Families and friends".

Stigler joined the Army in November 2013. This was his first deployment to Iraq.

Stigler has received the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and the Parachutist Badge. Brooks joined in July 2012. He was previously deployed to Afghanistan from June to November 2014.

The U.S Army is now investigating the incident.

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