September 30, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died Sep 28, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
1st Lt. Ivan D. Lechowich, 27, of Valrico, Fla.,
Spc. Steven E. Gutowski, 24, of Plymouth, Mass., and
Pfc. David A. Drake, 21, of Lumberton, Texas
For more information the media may contact the Fort Leonard Wood public affairs office at 573-563-4145.