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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 619-01
December 05, 2001

DOD IDENTIFIES THREE U.S. ARMY SOLDIERS KILLED TODAY

The Department of Defense has identified the three U.S. Army service members who were killed by ordnance from a B-52 aircraft north of Kandahar, Afghanistan today.

They are

Master Sergeant Jefferson Donald Davis, 39, Tennessee;

Sergeant First Class Daniel Henry Petithory, 32, Massachusetts; and

Staff Sergeant Brian Cody Prosser, 28, California.

All three deceased soldiers served in the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Ft. Campbell, Ky.

An investigation is underway by the U.S. Central Command into the circumstances surrounding the incident causing their deaths.