Headline on St. Louis Post-Dispatch story: Festus man killed in Iraq.
However, he was not just a man:
Habsieger, 22, of Festus, was one of four soldiers who were killed in the blast, according to the Department of Defense.
None of the stories identify his branch; to journalists fresh out of J-school, they all look alike, no doubt.
Does it matter? Well, it mattered to Habsieger, didn’t it?