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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 367-07
April 02, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 29 in North Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered during a non-combat related vehicle accident on March 28 in North Kabul. Their deaths are under investigation.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. Edmund W. McDonald, 25, of Casco, Maine.
 
            Spc. Agustin Gutierrez, 19, of San Jacinto, Calif.
 
            Both soldiers were assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661.