United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1333-05
December 28, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

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

They died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 26, when their Apache helicopter collided with another military aircraft in mid-air and then crashed.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

             Killed were:

             Chief Warrant Officer Richard M. Salter, 44, of Cypress, Texas.

             Chief Warrant Officer Isaias E. Santos, 28, of Ancon, Panama.

             The incident is under investigation.

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