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Apr 25, 2007

Release Number: 0704-42

By: PAO

NEWS RELEASE: 2nd Brigade Combat Team infantry Soldier killed in Iraq April 21

FORT DRUM – A Soldier from the 10th Mountain Division's Commando Brigade was killed in Iraq April 21 when his dismounted patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.

Cpl. Ray M. Bevel, 22, was an infantryman assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

Two other Soldiers were injured in the incident.

Originally from Andrews, Texas, enlisted in the Army in July 2005 and trained at Fort Benning, Ga., to become and infantry Soldier.

Bevel was assigned to Fort Drum in December 2005 and trained with his fellow 'Polar Bears' of 4-31 Inf. before deploying to Iraq in August 2006.

He completed the Combat Lifesaver Course in 2006.

His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

He is survived by his wife, Brooke of Odessa, TX; mother, Christy Bevel of Lubbock, Texas; and father, Gerald Bevel of Andrews.


Cpl. Ray M. Bevel, an infantryman assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, was killed in Iraq April 21 when his dismounted patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad.

 



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