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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 767-07
June 19, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died June 17 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.
 
            Killed were:
 
Capt. Joshua E. Steele, 26, of North Henderson, Ill. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan.
 
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson, 35, of Hillsboro, Ore. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan.
 
Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen, 26, of Vinton, La. He was assigned to the Louisiana National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Lake Charles, La.
 
For more information related to Steele and Henderson the media may contact the Fort Riley public affairs office at (785) 239-3410.
 
For additional information related to Hennen the media may contact the Louisiana National Guard public affairs office at (225) 319-4928.

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