Mother of missing soldier says she’s maintaining hope

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By Associated Press
Friday, May 25, 2007 – Updated: 07:26 AM EST

BOSTON – The mother of a Massachusetts soldier missing in Iraq said in a New York television interview aired Thursday that waiting to know his fate is terrible, but that she has faith he’ll come back.

Maria Jimenez’s son, Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, has been missing since a May 12 ambush about 20 miles outside Baghdad killed four soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter. Jimenez and three comrades disappeared. The body of one of the three, Pvt. Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr., 20, of Torrance, Calif., was found on Wednesday. More…

Boston Herald.com

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U.S. Department of Defense
May 15, 2007

DoD Announces Army Soldiers as Whereabouts Unknown

            The Department of Defense announced today the identities of four soldiers listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They have been unaccounted for since May 12 in Al Taqa, Iraq, when their patrol was attacked by enemy forces using automatic fire and explosives. They are assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Reported as DUSTWUN are: Sgt. Anthony J. Schober, 23, of Reno, Nev. Spc. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.  Pfc. Joseph J. Anzack Jr., 20, of Torrance, Calif. Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich.               Search and recovery efforts are ongoing, and the incident is under investigation.               For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Coalition Press Information Center-Baghdad at (703) 270-0299 or (703) 270-0320.

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