Alex R Jimenez
May 12, 2007
Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th
Drum, New York
On July 10, 2008 the Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified human remains recovered in Iraq July 9 to be those of two soldiers who had been previously listed as “Missing-Captured.”
Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez, 25 at the time of his capture, of Lawrence, Mass.
Pfc. Byron J. Fouty, 19 at the time of his capture, of Waterford, Mich.
Jimenez and Fouty were part of a patrol that was ambushed by enemy forces south of Baghdad on May 12, 2007. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
|From Sharon & Harry Rideout 07/11/08
Thank you for your postings of these true American heroes.
We just heard the news this morning about Army Pvt. Byron Fouty's body
being found in Iraq, along with that of Army Sgt. Alex Jimenez. It is
bittersweet news for these families, but certainly can bring a relief of
sorts to their hearts and minds.
We are so sorry for their loss and the loss of hope that they had kept
alive since May 12, 2007.
We met Byron's step-father, Gordy Dibler, last September at a Families
United for our Troops and their Mission gathering in Washington, D.C.
Gordy was intent in not allowing his son's plight to be forgotten, and
he has continued to this time in criss-crossing the country in Byron's
May God bless these two families as they officially grieve the deaths of
their beloved sons, brothers, grandsons, nephews, friends.
Sharon and Harry Rideout
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