A soldier from San Antonio was killed in Iraq. SGT Steven Talamantez was killed by indirect fire (mortar) in Maysan province of Iraq, a normally less violent province. He was assigned to the 1st Cavalary Division out of Ft. Hood, Texas. A graduate of McCollum High School in 1995, he worked in construction before joining the Army in 2008. He left a wife and two children. He said he loved the soldiers with whom he served. See San Antonio Express News report.