United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1159-05
November 07, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 4, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 26th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Capt. James M. Gurbisz, 25, of Eatontown, N.J.

Pfc. Dustin A. Yancey, 22, of Goose Creek, S.C.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.