Pentagon Identifies Army Casualty, DUSTWUN Status (OEF)
News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2009 -- The following news release made available Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying a casualty and a soldier listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN):
The Department of Defense today announced the identity of a soldier currently listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) and the death of a soldier who were both supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The two soldiers were members of the 1st Battalion, 508thParachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
- Sgt. Brandon T. Islip, 23, of Richmond, Va., has been unaccounted for since Nov. 4 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, when he went missing while involved in a resupply mission.
Search and recovery efforts are ongoing, and the incident is under investigation.
- Sgt. Benjamin W. Sherman, 21, of Plymouth, Mass., has been identified as having been killed while participating in the Nov. 4 resupply mission.