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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 226-03
April 09, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTIES

The Department of Defense identified today the two soldiers who died of wounds received from an enemy rocket attack south of Baghdad on April 7, 2003. They are:

Spc. George A. Mitchell, 35, of Rawlings, Md., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga. Mitchell died on April 7.

Cpl. Henry L. Brown, 22, of Natchez, Miss., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga. Brown died on April 8.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Pvt. Kelley S. Prewitt, 24, of Alabama, was killed in action by enemy fire on April 6, 2003, in Iraq.

Prewitt was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.