Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Sgt. DeForest L. Talbert
From: Charleston, W.Va.
Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 150th Armor Regiment, West Virginia Army National Guard, Beckley, W.Va.
Incident: Army Sgt. DeForest L. Talbert was killed July 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baladruc, Iraq.
W. Va. soldier killed in Iraq
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Army National Guard member from Charleston was killed in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
Sgt. DeForest L. Talbert, 24, died Tuesday following the incident in Baladruc, Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.
He was assigned to the Dunbar unit of the 1st Battalion,150th Armored Regiment, based in Beckley.
West Virginia National Guard officials told The Charleston Gazette that three other members of the state National Guard unit were injured in the explosion, and two of them were hospitalized. Their names and further details were not immediately available.
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