Wednesday, March 19, 2008

No. 221-08 March 19, 2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Mar. 17th in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:
Staff Sgt. Michael D. Elledge, 41, of Brownsburg, Ind.
Spc. Christopher C. Simpson, 23, of Hampton, Va.

For more information media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-4143; after hours (719) 526-5500.

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