Member of 57th MP Company dies in Iraq
SEOUL — Another military policeman who deployed to Iraq from South Korea was killed by enemy forces, the second this month, according to the Defense Department.
Pfc. Kenny F. Stanton Jr., 20, died Friday in Baghdad from injuries suffered when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, according to the DOD news release.
Stanton, from Hemet, Calif., was a member of the 57th Military Police Company. The company soldiers deployed from South Korea to Iraq in June but are to join the 728th Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade in Hawaii at the end of the tour. The battalion and brigade moved to Hawaii as part of force restructuring in South Korea.
Fellow military policeman Pfc. Michael K. Oremus, 21, of Highland Park, N.Y., died Oct. 2 after being shot by enemy forces, according to the Defense Department.