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Sgt. Steven P. Mennemeyer, Killed Aug. 10, 2006

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

Sgts. Jeffrey S. Brown, 25, and Steven P. Mennemeyer, 26, died as a result of a helicopter incident Aug. 8 in Rubtbah, Iraq. The UH-60 (Blackhawk) they were traveling in crashed into a lake in the vicinity of Korean Village. Both Soldiers were assigned to the 82nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance) at Fort Riley.

Brown was originally from Trinity Center, Cal. and served as a crew chief. He entered into the Army in July 2000 and arrived at Fort Riley in September 2003.

This was Brown's second deployment with the 82nd Medical Company to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mennemeyer was originally from Granite City, Ill. and served as a flight medic. He entered into the Army in August 2002 and arrived at Fort Riley in February 2005.

This was Mennemeyer's second deployment. He previously deployed with the 1st Armored Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I.

The incident is under investigation.

Approximately 580 Fort Riley Soldiers are currently deployed in support of operations around the world. This incident brings the number of Fort Riley Soldiers who have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to 78, including 11 from reserve component units mobilized through Fort Riley. In addition, 193 Soldiers, Marines and Airmen from 1st Infantry Division's Task Force Danger died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.

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