Death in Iraq



hey cindy this is krista hopefully this works on friday when my husband got back to iraq he called and told me one of our friends was killed last wednesday when his HUMMV was hit by an IED he was one of the Tx soldiers killed. I will be attending the funeral Sat. in Pflugerville. The soldier killed name is CPL Yari Mokri there was also 4 others killed in that attack the so far is the deadliest day for 3rd Brg deployed from Hawaii. Pray all of them now the morale is pretty low especially tomorrow because he and his friends are attending a memorial there for him. Thanks Cindy

This is a comment on my last post from Krista. She is an Army wife, and the sister of my nephew’s fiancee. Her husband who is stationed in Hawaii, is currently in Iraq. He was home recently on leave. Yari Mokri was one of his buddies.

This is from the Patriot Guard Riders’ site:

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers
who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 6 in
Hawijah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device
detonated near their vehicle while on patrol.

Killed were:

Sgt. Jesse J.J. Castro, 22, of Chalan Pago, American Samoa.

Cpl. Jason I. Huffman, 23, of Conover, N.C.

Spc. Joshua B. Madden, 21, of Sibley, La.

Spc. Yari Mokri, 26, of Pflugerville, Texas.

Pfc. Travis C. Krege, 24, of Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Castro, Huffman, Madden and Krege were all assigned to the 2nd
Battalion, 27th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Mokri was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

Yari Mokri was promoted to Corporal. His funeral will be Saturday, December 16, in Pflugerville, Texas.



14 thoughts on “Death in Iraq

  1. It truly seems this war is touching the lives of someone we all know.  America truly needs to remember the soldiers who are willing laying down their lives.  Praying for this family along with our West family who also just lost a son.
    May God’s protective hand keep all the soldiers safe.  May God’s loving arms comfort as only He can to all the families who are endured a loss.  Amen

  2. Cynthia, first let me say thank you for your prayers for the West family.  I received an email from Diana again this morning.  She is most appreciative and asked we all keep praying.  Tomorrow I am going to post the request she asked me to send out to my friends requesting letters from home to send to the soldiers in the care packages.  I think if we can afford to do nothing else we can all write a letter to a young soldier just sharing the news from home.  What is a few minutes of our time when they are so willing to lay down their life. 

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