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Release No: 1011-07
August 16, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Aug. 14 in Al Taqqadum, Iraq, of injuries suffered when their helicopter crashed.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Killed were:


Chief Warrant Officer Christopher C. Johnson, 31, of Michigan.


Chief Warrant Officer Jackie L. McFarlane Jr, 30, Virginia Beach, Va.


Staff Sgt. Sean P. Fisher, 29, of Santee, Calif.


Staff Sgt. Stanley B. Reynolds, 37, of Rock, W. Va.


Spc. Steven R. Jewell, 26, of Bridgeton, N.C.


The incident is under investigation.


For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army, Alaska, public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.


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