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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1442-07
December 28, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 26 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire during dismounted combat operations.They were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
Killed were:
 
Capt. Rowdy J. Inman, 38, of Panorama Village, Texas.
 
Sgt. Benjamin B. Portell, 27, of Bakersfield, Calif.
 
For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.