United States Army Air Crew
Iraq, 14 August 2007
Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1011-07
August 16, 2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died August 14, 2007, in Al Taqqadum, Iraq, of injuries suffered when their helicopter crashed. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Chief Warrant Officer Christopher
C. Johnson, 31, of Michigan.
The incident is under investigation.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army, Alaska, public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.
NOTE: There will be a group burial for this aircrew at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, 3 October 2008, following services in the Post Chapel at Fort Myer, Virginia.
Posted: 1 October 2008