10 Feb 2005

Another FSM soldier dies in Iraq

4:53 pm on 10 February 2005

The Federated States of Micronesia has suffered another casualty in the Iraq war.

The Pacific Daily News reports Staff Sgt. Steven Bayow, a 42-year-old man from Yap, was one of two soldiers killed on Friday, when a bomb hit their vehicle.

He was the second man from FSM and at least the eighth man from the Central pacific region to be killed in Iraq over the last 14 months.

Another soldier from the FSM, Kosraean corpsman Bailey Elley, also sustained injuries in Iraq last week while he was tending to an injured soldier.