A U.S. contractor in Iraq, Halliburton, said three of the four bodies found near an attack on a fuel convoy in Iraq were workers for one of its subsidiaries.
The workers were Steven Hulet of Michigan, Jack Montague of Illinois, and Jeffrey Parker of Lake Charles, Louisiana. They were among seven workers for a Halliburton subsidiary missing since the April 9 attack. Thomas Hamill of Macon, Miss., the Halliburton worker seen on video footage after the convoy attack, remained unaccounted for.
Hamill's wife, Kellie, has repeatedly appealed for her husband's safe return but said Tuesday she had no immediate comment on the company statement about the three other workers. The fourth body hasn't been identified, but military officials said one of the four bodies is a non-American. Further details weren't immediately released.
Hulett, Montague, Parker and Hamill were among seven employees of Halliburton subsidiary KBR. The workers had been missing since the 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.
They're being called "brave hearts without medals, humanitarians without parades and heroes without statues,' in a tribute by Halliburton.”
Parker's sister, Sheryl Reeves, said her brother was planning to get married the first week of June. Parker was number six of nine children, six girls and three boys. Reeves said she hopes her brother will be remembered for the kindness he showed to others.
Two military men, Private First Class Keith Maupin and Sgt. Elmer Krause, also are unaccounted-for, and Maupin, like Hamill, has been seen on video footage.