Servicemen killed in Iraq attack were Oklahoman, Californian
March 13, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two servicemen killed in an Iraqi rocket attack on a U.S. base in Iraq were an Oklahoman and a Californian, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Marshal Roberts, 28, of Owasso, and Army Spc. Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias, 27, of Hanford, California, died in the Wednesday attack that also killed a British service member.
The U.S. has launched retaliatory airstrikes against militants in Iraq following the attack on Camp Taji.
The department said Roberts was member of the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron of the Oklahoma Air National Gu...