Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Benjamin J Colgan

Kent, Washington

November 1, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
30 Army 2ndLt

2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division

Giessen, Germany

Baghdad, Iraq.   Colgan was responding to a rocket propelled grenade attack when he was struck with an improvised explosive device.
AP News

As a boy, Benjamin L. Colgan marched with his parents in peace rallies, and he later enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school in Des Moines, Wash. Colgan died Nov. 1 when a bomb exploded in Baghdad. He was stationed in Giessen, Germany. Survivors include his wife and two young daughters.

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