Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pentagon Identifies Army Casualties (OIF)

News in Balance

News in Balance:

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2009 -- The following news release made available Saturday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying casualties:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 16 in Basra of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using indirect fire.

Killed were:
  • Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury, Minn.;

  • Spc. James D. Wertish, 20, of Olivia, Minn.; and

  • Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27, of Cottage Grove, Minn.

All three soldiers were assigned to the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)

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