Local Indiana Soldier dies in Iraq

Spc. Jonathan Daniel Menke
Spc. Jonathan Daniel Menke

Amber Jenkins- email

Madison, IN (FOX19)- A local soldier died Monday while serving in Iraq.

22-year-old Army National Guard Specialist Jonathan Menke and 34-year-old Sergeant Gary Henry died in Baghdad on August 4th.

Jonathan Menke is from Madison, Indiana. He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 2005. Gary Henry is from Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Department of Defense says an improvised explosive device detonated on an overpass, and debris fell onto their vehicle.

Menke and Henry were assigned to the 38th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana Army National Guard out of Danville, Indiana.