The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Aug. 11 in Arab Jabour, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Staff Sgt. William D. Scates, 31, of Oklahoma City.
Sgt. Scott L. Kirkpatrick, 26, of Reston, Va.
Sgt. Andrew W. Lancaster, 23, of Stockton, Ill.
Spc. Justin O. Penrod, 24, of Mahomet, Ill.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at (912) 767-2479.