Not A Important As A Horse With A Broken Ankle

From Holden:

DoD Press Release:

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on May 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained on May 18, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

Killed were:

Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland, 43, of San Antonio, Texas

1st. Lt. Robert A. Seidel III, 23, of Gettysburg, Pa.

Sgt. Lonnie C. Allen Jr., 26, of Bellevue, Neb.

Pfc. Nicholas R. Cournoyer, 25, of Gilmanton, N.H.

Holland was assigned to the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Question: Is Lt. Col. Holland the highest-ranking US soldier to be killed in Iraq?