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Mon, Nov 17, 2003

DOD ID's Black Hawk Casualties

The Department of Defense has disclosed the names of soldiers killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers were killed on Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.

Killed were:

  • Sgt. Michael D. Acklin II, 25, of Louisville, Ky.  Acklin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Spc. Ryan T. Baker, 24, of Brown Mills, N.J.  Baker was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Spc. William D. Dusenbery, 30, of Fairview Heights, Ill. Dusenbery was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Sgt. Warren S. Hansen, 36, of Clintonville, Wis. Hansen was assigned to the 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Spc. Eugene A. Uhl III, 21, of Amherst, Wis. Uhl was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Pfc. Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle, 21, of Grand Forks, N.D. Hawk Eagle was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Chief Warrant Officer Erik C. Kesterson, 29, of Independence, Ore.
    Kesterson was assigned to the 9th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • Spc. John R. Sullivan, 26, of Countryside, Ill. Sullivan was assigned to the 626th Forward Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
  • 2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe, 27, of Wis. Wolfe was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

There are eight additional fatalities from this incident pending next of kin notification. The incident is under investigation.

FMI: www.dod.mil

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