The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Darrin K. Potter, 24, of Louisville, Ky., was killed on Sept. 29 near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq. Potter was a member of a military police team searching the prison area. During the search, his vehicle left the road and went into a canal. SGT Potter died in the vehicle. Two other soldiers escaped.
Potter was assigned to the 223rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Louisville, Ky.
The incident is under investigation.