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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 798-06
August 22, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died in Kunar, Afghanistan, on Aug. 19 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy vehicle.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. Wakkuna A. Jackson, 21, of Jacksonville, Fla. Jackson was assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
            Cpl. Robert E. Drawl Jr., 21, of Alexandria, Va.  Drawl was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
            Spc. Christopher F. Sitton, 21, of Montrose, Colo.  Sitton was assigned to the 710th Combat Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
            Media with questions about these soldiers can contact the 10th Mountain Division public affairs office at (315) 772-7634.