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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 1233-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Nov. 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their military vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Both were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, New York, N.Y.

Killed were:

Sgt. Christian P. Engeldrum, 39, of Bronx, N.Y.

Pfc. Wilfredo F. Urbina, 29, of Baldwin, N.Y.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.


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