(KHNL) -- Four Hawaii-based soliders supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom have been killed in Iraq.
The Department of Defense says they died February 8 in Taji when the vehicle they were in, encountered an improvised explosive device.
Those killed were 31-year-old Spc. Michael Manibog of Alameda, California; 27-year-old Sgt. Timothy Martin of Pixley, California; 32-year-old Staff Sgt. Jerald Whisenhunt of Orrick, Missouri and 34-year-old Sgt. Gary Willett of Alamogordo, New Mexico.