Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri, 26, and four others belonging to the 1st Infantry Division in Fort Riley, Kan., were killed in Baghdad when insurgents launched an attack on their base, division officials said Thursday.
Also killed were Spc. Emilio Campo of Minnesota, Pfc. Michael Cook of Ohio, Pfc. Christopher Fishbeck of California and Spc. Robert Hartwick of Ohio. All five soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment.
The soldiers deployed to Iraq in November 2010. They were part of a brigade assigned to support the development of Iraq forces and the improvement of civilian life in central Iraq
Each of the soldiers had served less than two years. They were also on their first deployment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.