Missing Soldier's Body Identified

Troops continue to hunt for remaining two GIs missing since May 12
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2007 7:55 AM CDT
In this image taken from video, the body believed to be of U.S. soldier Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr., who vanished along with the two others after their combat team was ambushed May 12 about 20 miles (32 kilometers)...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – 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.