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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0031-08
January 11, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of six soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations.  They were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Vilseck, Germany.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Cpl. Todd E. Davis, 22, of Raymore, Mo.
 
            Staff Sgt. Jonathan K. Dozier, 30, of Rutherford, Tenn.
 
            Staff Sgt. Sean M. Gaul, 29, of Reno, Nev.
 
            Sgt. Zachary W. McBride, 20, of Bend, Ore.
 
            Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Pionk, 30, of Superior, Wis.
 
            Sgt. Christopher A. Sanders, 22, of Roswell, N.M.
 
            For more information media may contact the U.S. Army Europe public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-5816 or 011-49-6221-57-8694.