United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

News Release

Press Operations Bookmark and Share

News Release


IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 554-03
July 29, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Pfc. Jonathan M. Cheatham, 19, of Camden, Ark., was killed on July 26 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Cheatham was in a convoy that came under rocket propelled grenade attack. Cheatham was assigned to the 489th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, North Little Rock, Ark.

Sgt. Heath A. McMillin, 29, of Canandaigua, N.Y., was killed on July 27 South of Baghdad, Iraq.  McMillin was on patrol when he came under attack from rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire. McMillin was assigned to the 105th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Buffalo, N.Y.