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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 424-06
May 10, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of 10 soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died east of Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, on May 5, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during combat operations.

            Killed were:

            Lt. Col. Joseph J. Fenty, 41, of Fla.

            Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric W. Totten, 34, of Texas.

            Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher B. Donaldson, 28, of Ill.

            Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Howick, 34, of Hamburg, N.Y.

            Sgt. Bryan A. Brewster, 24, of Fontana, Calif.

            Sgt. John C. Griffith, 33, of Las Vegas, Nev.

            Sgt. Jeffery S. Wiekamp, 23, of Utopia, Texas.

            Spc. Justin L. O’Donohoe, 27, of San Diego, Calif.

            Spc. David N. Timmons Jr., 23, of Lewisville, N.C.

            Pfc. Brian M. Moquin Jr., 19, of Worcester, Mass.

            All those killed were assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum N.Y.  Fenty, O’Donohoe, Timmons and Moquin were part of the 71st Cavalry Regiment.  Totten, Donaldson, Howick, Brewster, Griffith, and Wiekamp were part of the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment.

            This incident is under investigation.

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

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