DOD Identifies Three Army Casualties, August 16, 2011

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 16, 2011.  The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Master Sgt. Charles L. Price III, 40, of Milam, Texas, died Aug. 12 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

The Department of Defense also announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 14 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, while conducting vehicle recovery operations, and encountered a secondary explosion while dismounted.

They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Killed were:

Sgt. Matthew A. Harmon, 29, of Bagley, Minn.; and

Spc. Joseph A. VanDreumel, 32, of Grand Rapids, Mich.