May 27, 2008 – A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier based at Fort Carson was killed Sunday near Najaf, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Sgt. Frank Joseph Gasper, 25, was killed when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device during a resupply operation, according to Army officials.
Gasper was a radio operator assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), of the Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Battalion.
He was assigned to the 10th in April 2003.
Gasper, originally of Merced, Calif., had been in the Army since October 2002. None of Gasper’s family could be reached Tuesday for comment.
He was the fifth 10th Special Forces soldier to be killed in Iraq and the 238th Fort Carson soldier killed in Iraq.