The US military has identified the body pulled from the Euphrates River yesterday as one of the three missing American soldiers. DNA evidence is still pending, but a commanding officer identified the remains as Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr., a 20-year-old gunner from Torrance, California.
Thousands of US and Iraqi soldiers continue to search for the remaining two missing GIs, thought to be captured by an Al Quaeda affiliate. Members of Anzack's platoon were hit hard by the news. " I've already lost 13 friends since I've been here and I don't know if I can take anymore of this," said Spc. Daniel Seitz.