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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 721-09
September 16, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

 
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device Sept. 14 in southern Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
 
            Killed were:
 
            1st Lt. David T. Wright II, 26, of Moore, Okla.; and
 
            Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell, 24, of Carlisle, Pa.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152, (253) 967-0147 or after hours at (253) 967-0015 (ask for the Public Affairs Officer on call).