Army Staff Sgt. Du Hai Tran, 30, of Reseda, Calif.
SSgt. Tran was assigned to the Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died June 20, 2008 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit while on patrol during combat operations.
Los Angeles Daily News -- RESEDA - Officials have identified a soldier killed in Iraq earlier last week as a 30-year-old Reseda man.
Staff Sgt. Du Hai Tran died June 20 while on patrol in Baqubah, Iraq, after an improvised explosive device blew up near his unit, according to the department of defense.
Two other soldiers were wounded in the blast.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Tran.
Tran was assigned to the Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army, Vilseck, Germany.
Army Staff Sgt. Du Hai Tran was killed in action on 6/20/08.