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U.S. Soldiers Injured in Honduras Bomb Blast Are Identified

From Associated Press

Seven U.S. soldiers injured in a Honduras bomb blast, four of them seriously, were identified by the Pentagon Friday.

Those listed in serious condition and evacuated late Thursday to Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas are: Staff Sgt. Robert P. Nelson, 27, of Ontario, Calif.; Pfc. Terry P. Posey, 19, of Cut Off, La.; Pfc. John M. Wollenfang, 26, of Verona, Wis., and Spec. Michael R. Barge, 22, of Cincinnati.

Barge was listed in “critical but stable” condition, the Pentagon said.

The other three, injured in the blast but reported to be in good condition, will remain in a medical center at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. They are 1st Lt. Alberto Soto, 23, of New York City; Staff Sgt. John C. Ford, 26, of Flint, Mich.; Pfc. Robert A. Engberts, 21, of Kalamazoo, Mich.

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The seven were hit when a homemade bomb exploded outside a discotheque in the northern town of La Ceiba, about 200 miles north of Tegucigalpa. Two others in the group escaped injury.

The soldiers were part of a convoy of about 150 Americans returning from a road-building exercise with Honduran troops that had stopped at La Ceiba for the night.


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