No. 1319-07 November 15, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Derek R. Banks, 24, of Newport News, Va., died November 14th in San Antonio of wounds suffered October 25th in Baghdad, Iraq, when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Virginia National Guard, West Point, Va.
For more information media may contact the Virginia National Guard public affairs office at (434) 298-6107.
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