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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 177-06
March 01, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

 

            Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Schornak, 28, of Hoover, Ala., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 26, when his dismounted patrol was engaged by enemy forces using small arms fire.  Schornak was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

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