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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 648-03
September 03, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed on Aug. 31, in Shkin, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  Killed were:

Spc. Chad C. Fuller, 24, of Potsdam, N.Y.

Pfc. Adam L. Thomas, 21, of Palos Hills, Ill.

 

Both soldiers were killed while on patrol when their squad was attacked.  They died of injuries sustained during the attack. 

 

The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

The incident is under investigation.