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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 525-09
July 18, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July16 in Basra of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using indirect fire.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury, Minn.;
 
            Spc. James D. Wertish, 20, of Olivia, Minn.; and
 
            Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27, of Cottage Grove, Minn.
 
            All three soldiers were assigned to the 34th Military Police Company, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, Stillwater, Minn.
 
            For more information on these soldiers, media may contact the Minnesota Army National Guard Public Affairs Office at 651-282-4410.