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Release No: 406-03
June 10, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Sgt. Michael E. Dooley, 23, of Pulaski, Va., was killed on June 8 in Al Asad, Iraq.  Dooley was manning a traffic control point when a vehicle came up to the checkpoint and two individuals got out requesting a medic for their sick friend.  Immediately following the request for help, they opened fire on Dooley which resulted in his death.


Dooley was assigned to 1st Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.


Sgt. Travis L. Burkhardt, 26, of Edina, Mo., was killed on June 6 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Burkhardt was part of an escort mission when the vehicle he was in hit a curb along the road and rolled over.


Burkhardt was assigned to 170th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis, Wash.  The incident is under investigation.

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