The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the vehicle they were in was struck by an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
Sgt. Shawn M. Dunkin, 25, of Columbia, S.C.
Pfc. Matthew C. Bowe, 19, of Coraopolis, Pa.
Pfc. Adare W. Cleveland, 19, of Anchorage, Alaska
For further information on these soldiers, contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.