Oklahoman dies in Iraqi rocket attack on U.S. base

Ponca City Now - March 13, 2020 12:11 pm

Air Force Staff Sgt. Marshal Roberts of Owasso.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Department of Defense says two servicemen killed in an Iraqi rocket attack on a U.S. base in Iraq were an Oklahoman and a Californian.

The department said Friday that 28-year-old Air Force Staff Sgt. Marshal Roberts of Owasso, Oklahoma, and 27-year-old Army Spc. Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias of Hanford, California, died in Wednesday’s attack that also killed a British service member.

The department says Roberts was a member of the 219th Engineering Squadron of the Oklahoma Air National Guard and Covarrubias was assigned to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.


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