The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers, who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer, 26, of Granite City, Ill.
Sgt. Jeffery S. Brown, 25, of Trinity Center, Calif.
They were declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown on Aug. 8, when their UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq. Their remains were recovered on Aug. 9 and 10, respectively. Both soldiers were assigned to the 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Riley, Kan.
This incident is under investigation.