June 03, 2005


Mountain Home guardsman dies in Iraq

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, returning to the U.S, from a visit with Idaho soldiers in Baghdad and Fallujah, today commended the service of Mountain Home Sergeant Virgil Case. Case, 37, died this week while serving in Iraq. He had been part of the 116th Brigade Combat team serving in Kirkuk.Crapo sent his sympathies to Caseâ??s wife and children in Mountain Home. He issued the following statement regarding Caseâ??s death:"I send my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Virgil Case and commend him for his service to our country. The loss of a husband, father, and son is always difficult, and having this happen so far away from home undoubtedly makes it even more so. He was a dedicated solider and family man and this loss will be felt by all those who loved and respected him. Staff Sgt. Case's family will remain in my thoughts and prayers." # # #