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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 066-09
January 29, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died from wounds suffered when two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters crashed Jan. 26 in Kirkuk, Iraq. They were assigned to the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
Killed were:
 
Chief Warrant Officer Philip E. Windorski, Jr., 35, of Bovey, Minn.
 
Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G. Kelley, 30, of Cameron, Mo.
 
Chief Warrant Officer Joshua M. Tillery, 31, of Beaverton, Ore.
 
Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin H. Todd, 29, of Colville, Wash.
 
The incident is under investigation.
 
For further information contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.