A former Nevada soldier was killed last week by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Rep. Jim Gibbons said Tuesday.
Sgt. Gordon F. Misner II, 23, is a former resident of Fernley,
where his mother still lives, the congressman said in a statement.
Misner died in Balad, about 50 miles north of Baghdad, on Feb.
22 from injuries he sustained when an explosive device detonated
near his military vehicle, Gibbons said.
Misner's wife and children now live in Fort Carson, Colo., where
he was assigned to the Army's A Company, 1st Battalion, 8th
Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
The Defense Department had no immediate confirmation of his
Gibbons, R-Nev., said in a statement that while Nevadans mourn
the loss of one of their patriots, they recognize "the great
sacrifices he made to serve our country.
Misner's death "affirms our need to continue the fight against
terrorists who cowardly place improvised explosive devices on the
streets of Iraq to kill our soldiers and Iraqi civilians," he