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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 172-03
March 29, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES AIRMAN KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Illinois Air National Guardsman who died from wounds sustained in an ambush today in Geresk, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Jacob L. Frazier, 24, of St. Charles, Ill., was assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, 182nd Airlift Wing, Peoria, Ill.