Army Spc. Ivan E. Merlo  
Death: Jan 08, 2008
 of San Marcos Calif.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment 1st Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell Ky.;  Died Jan. 8 in Samarra Iraq of wounds sustained during combat operations. Also killed were Sgt. David J. Hart and Pfc. Phillip J. Pannier.Operation Iraqi freedom