Bodies of 2 Missing GIs Found

Soldiers were kidnapped by insurgents in 2007 ambush
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2008 2:59 AM CDT
In an undated file photo released by Sgt. Michael Morse, Pvt. Byron W. Fouty, 19, of Waterford, Mich., of Delta Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment is seen in Quarghuli village.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The families of two US soldiers missing in Iraq for over a year have been informed that their bodies have been found, reports AP. Alex Jimenez, 25, and Byron Fouty, 19, were seized by insurgents in a May 2007 ambush. Four other soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division "Polar Bears" died in the attack. The body of a third kidnapped soldier was found weeks later.

"Every day that he's been missing has been a day of what could have been," said Fouty's stepfather at his home in Michigan. "I'm still in shock. But I know I have to go forward, not just for our family, but for the other men and women who are still doing their job over there." The bodies have been flown back  to America, where officials will perform tests to determine the cause of their deaths.