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Release No: 129-09
February 26, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 24 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.
 
Killed were:
 
Capt. Brian M. Bunting, 29, of Potomac, Md. He was a member of the Individual Ready Reserve, assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Syracuse, N.Y.
 
Sgt. Schuyler B. Patch, 25, of Owasso Okla. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Kewanee, Ill.
 
Sgt. Scott B. Stream, 39, of Mattoon, Ill. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Effingham, Ill.
 
Sgt. Daniel J. Thompson, 24, of Madison, Wis. He was a member of the Individual Ready Reserve, assigned to the 715th Military Police Company, Melbourne, Fla.
 
For more information on Bunting, media may contact Mr. Eric Durr of the New York National Guard at (518) 786-4581.
 
For more information on Patch and Stream, media may contact Maj. Brad Leighton of the Illinois National Guard at (217) 761-3569.
 
For more information on Thompson, media may contact Lt. Col. Ron Tittle of the Florida National Guard at (904) 823-0166 or (904) 823-0168.