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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 492-09
July 08, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died July 6 in Konduz, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. 

 

Killed were:

 

2nd Lt. Derwin I. Williams, 41, of Glenwood, Ill.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Dixon, Ill.

 

Sgt. Brock H. Chavers, 25, of Bulloch, Ga.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Americus, Ga.

 

Spc. Chester W. Hosford, 35, of Hastings, Minn.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment, Dixon, Ill.

 

Spc. Issac L. Johnson, 24, of Columbus, Ga.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron, Rome, Ga.

 

For more information on Williams and Hosford media may contact the Illinois National Guard public affairs office at (217) 761-3569, or after hours at (217) 761-3941, or visit http://www.il.ngb.army.mil .

 

For more information on Chavers and Johnson media may contact the Georgia National Guard public affairs office at (678) 569-6065 or (404) 983-6263.