A New Jersey solider, Sgt. Stephen R. Sherman
who survived an insurgent attack on a mess hall last December has been killed by a homemade bomb near Mosul, Iraq. "He died fighting for what he believed in, and our entire family is proud of his service," his mother, Bernadette Sherman, said in a written statement. "We will always remember Stephen as a hero, and he will forever be missed by his family and his many friends."
Sherman was the 43rd solider or Marine with ties to New Jersey to be killed in Iraq since hostilities began there in March 2003.
We offer our deepest sympathies and are eternally grateful for their sacrifices. Let’s never waiver in the support of our troops and their mission in Iraq.