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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 076-07
January 23, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Jan 20 in Karbala, Iraq, from wounds sustained when their patrol was ambushed while conducting dismounted operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
 
Killed were:
 
1st Lt. Jacob N. Fritz, 25, of Verdon, Neb.
 
Spc. Johnathan B. Chism, 22, of Gonzales, La.
 
Pfc. Shawn P. Falter, 25, of Cortland, N.Y.
 
Pfc. Johnathon M. Millican, 20, of Trafford, Ala.
 
For more information about these soldiers, contact the Fort Richardson public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.