An Idaho soldier has been killed and another injured in Iraq, friends and family of the soldiers said.
John Borbonus, 19, of Boise, the son of a prominent local businessman, was killed in Iraq Thursday, his mother said.
Chad Pfeifer, 25, of Caldwell, was injured in Iraq, though it's unclear what day, a former baseball coach said.
Borbonus was serving with the Army, his mother, Maggie Borbonus, said. He graduated from Boise High School in 2005.
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John Borbonus was the only child of Hans and Maggie Borbonus. Maggie Borbonus said she wanted to talk to her son's father before talking at length about her son. Hans Borbonus owns the Falcon Crest Golf Course and Cloverdale Nursery.
Borbonus' death comes soon after two Idaho Navy sailors were killed in Iraq last week.
Information on Pfeifer's injury was scant Friday; the Army does not release information about wounded soldiers and would not comment. The former Northwest Nazarene University baseball player was serving in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and infantryman, according to his page on MySpace.com.
On his MySpace page, Pfeifer says he's a laid-back guy who doesn't hold grudges.
"I like to look at the bright side of everything, " he wrote.
He listed his interests as "my family first and foremost! My friends! I am a huge college football fan (Go Boise State!)
"If I'm bored I will find something to do. I can make a fun time out of everything, " he said.
Friends and family have made numerous postings to his MySpace page in recent days, wishing him well.
Pfeifer attended NNU and was a catcher and third baseman for the baseball team in 2003 and 2004, said manager Tim Onofrei .
"He was one of those individuals that always worked hard, always thought about others. This is a tough situation for him and obviously for his family, too. ... Hopefully, they bring him home safely, " Onofrei said.
In 1999, Pfeifer graduated from Vallivue High School, where he played baseball, football and basketball.
He graduated from NNU in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology/sports medicine, according to his MySpace page.