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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 767-06
August 11, 2006

DoD Announces Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers, who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer, 26, of Granite City, Ill.

            Sgt. Jeffery S. Brown, 25, of Trinity Center, Calif.

            They were declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown on Aug. 8, when their UH-60 Blackhawk crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village in Rubtbah, Iraq. Their remains were recovered on Aug. 9 and 10, respectively. Both soldiers were assigned to the 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Riley, Kan.

            This incident is under investigation.