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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1180-05
November 14, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died of injuries sustained during combat operations on Nov. 10 in Al Khalidiyah, Iraq, when their unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.

            Killed were:

           Staff Sgt. Michael C. Parrott, 49, of Timnath, Colo., who died in Balad, Iraq. Parrott was assigned to the Army National Guard's Joint Forces Headquarters, Cheyenne, Wyo.

            Sgt. Joshua A. Terando, 27, of Morris, Ill., who died in Al Taqaddum, Iraq. Terando was a Reservist assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Washington, Pa.

            For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.