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

  No. 699-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations June 2 in Baghdad, Iraq. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

Killed were:

Sgt. Shawn E. Dressler, 22, of Santa Maria, Calif. He died June 2 in Baghdad.

Pfc. Joshua D. Brown, 26, of Tampa, Fla. He died June 3 in Baghdad.

For more information related to this release the media may contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4859.

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