Iraq attack bodies identified as US contractors

Three of four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month were contract workers for a US company once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney.

Three of four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq earlier this month were contract workers for a US company once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney.

Stephen Hulett, 48, Jack Montague, 52, and Jeffery Parker, 45, “were brave hearts without medals, humanitarians without parades and heroes without statues,” Houston-based Halliburton said in a statement today confirming the identities of the workers.

Thomas Hamill, the Halliburton worker seen on video footage after the convoy attack, remains unaccounted for.

The fourth body has not been identified, Halliburton spokeswoman Wendy Hall said.

Hulett, Montague, Parker and Hamill were among seven employees of Halliburton subsidiary missing since an April 9 attack on their convoy west of Baghdad.

The bodies of Hulett, Montague, Parker and the unidentified victim were found near the site of the attack.

Two US soldiers are also unaccounted for.

“We grieve today for the tragic and sudden loss of our co-workers,” the company said. “There is no road map for something like this and we are doing everything we can to assist the families as well as our employees to cope with this huge tragedy.”

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