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Release No: 649-03
September 03, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Sgt. Sean K. Cataudella, 28, of Tucson, Ariz., died on Aug. 30 in Ba’qubah, Iraq.  Cataudella was driving a military vehicle when he hit an embankment and rolled into a canal.  Cataudella was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Sgt. Charles T. Caldwell, 38, of North Providence, R.I., was killed on Sept. 1 on Main Supply Route Tampa, south of Baghdad, Iraq.  Caldwell was one of two soldiers killed in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device.  Caldwell died of his injuries.  Caldwell was assigned to the 115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cranston, R.I.


Pfc. Christopher A. Sisson, 20, of Oak Park, Ill., died on Sept. 2 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Sisson was in a UH-60 helicopter participating in an air assault mission.  The helicopter flipped and crashed on take off.  He died of injuries sustained in the incident.  Sisson was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.


These incidents are under investigation.


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