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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 406-12
May 21, 2012

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            They died May 18, in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an indirect fire.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. 

            Killed were: 

            Sgt. Michael J. Knapp, 28, of Overland Park, Kan., and 

            Sgt. Jabraun S. Knox, 23, of Fort Wayne, Ind. 

            For more information the media may contact Joint Base Lewis-McChord Public Affairs Office at 253-967-0152 or 0148.

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