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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 980-06
October 02, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

     The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Al Asad, Iraq, on Sept. 30 of injuries suffered when their vehicle received small arms fire during security operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the National Guard's 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, Iowa Falls, Iowa.

     Killed were:

     Sgt. 1st Class Scott E. Nisely, 48, of Marshalltown, Iowa

     Sgt. Kampha B. Sourivong, 20, of Iowa City, Iowa

     For further information related to this release the media can contact the Iowa National Guard public affairs office at (515) 252-4582.