Sept 23, 2003

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The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Capt. Brian R. Faunce, 28, of Philadelphia, Pa., died on Sept. 18 in Al Asad, Iraq. Faunce was moving in a Bradley fighting vehicle when his vehicle crossed under some low laying power lines. The soldier reached up and grabbed the lines and was fatally injured. Faunce was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colo.

Two soldiers were killed in a mortar attack on Sept. 20 in Abu Gareeb, Iraq. Killed were:

Spc. Lunsford B. Brown II, 27, of Creedmore, N.C. Brown was assigned to A Company, 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Patton Barracks, Germany.

Sgt. David T. Friedrich, 26, of Hammond, N.Y. Friedrich was assigned to B Company, 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Waterbury, Conn.

Spc. Paul J. Sturino, 21, of Rice Lake, Wis., died on Sept. 22 in Quest, Iraq. Sturino died from a non-combat weapons discharge. Sturino was assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

These incidents are under investigation.