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

  No. 790-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Maj. Sid W. Brookshire, 36, of Missouri.

Staff Sgt. Darren P. Hubbell, 38, of Tifton, Ga.

Spc. Joe G. Charfauros Jr., 33, of Rota, Mariana Islands.

Pfc. David J. Bentz III, 20, of Newfield, N.J.

For more information related to this release the media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at (912) 767-2479.

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