NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 424-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2006 Media Contact: Army Public Affairs - (703) 692-2000
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of 10
soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died east of
Abad, Afghanistan, in the Kunar province, on May 5, when their CH-47 Chinook
helicopter crashed during combat operations.
Lt. Col. Joseph J. Fenty, 41, of Fla.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric W. Totten, 34, of Texas.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher B. Donaldson, 28, of Ill.
Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Howick, 34, of Hamburg, N.Y.
Sgt. Bryan A. Brewster, 24, of Fontana, Calif.
Sgt. John C. Griffith, 33, of Las Vegas, Nev.
Sgt. Jeffery S. Wiekamp, 23, of Utopia, Texas.
Spc. Justin L. O'Donohoe, 27, of San Diego, Calif.
Spc. David N. Timmons Jr., 23, of Lewisville, N.C.
Pfc. Brian M. Moquin Jr., 19, of Worcester, Mass.
All those killed were assigned to the 10th Mountain Division
(Light Infantry), Fort Drum N.Y. Fenty, O'Donohoe, Timmons and Moquin were
part of the 71st Cavalry Regiment. Totten, Donaldson, Howick, Brewster,
Griffith, and Wiekamp were part of the 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment.
This incident is under investigation.
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