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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 777-08
September 15, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Sept. 14 in Tunnis, Iraq, of wounds sustained in a non-hostile incident.
 
            The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Staff Sgt. Darris J. Dawson, 24, of Pensacola, Fla.
 
            Sgt. Wesley R. Durbin, 26, of Hurst, Texas.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at (912) 767-2479.