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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 853-03
November 16, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTIES

           The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed on Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.  Killed were:

 

            Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, 25, of Louisville, Ky.  Acklin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

            Spc. Ryan T. Baker, 24, of Brown Mills, N.J.  Baker was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

            Spc. William D. Dusenbery, 30, of Fairview Heights, Ill.  Dusenbery was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

            Sgt. Warren S. Hansen, 36, of Clintonville, Wis.  Hansen was assigned to the 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

            Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III, 21, of Amherst, Wis.  Uhl was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

 

            There are twelve additional fatalities from this incident pending next of kin notification.

 

            The incident is under investigation.

 

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