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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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May 31, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-49C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



TWO FIRST ARMORED DIVISION SOLDIERS KILLED IN SEPARATE ENGAGEMENTS

KUFA, Iraq - Two Task Force 1st Armored Division Soldiers died in separate engagements south of Kufa the evening of May 31.

One Soldier was killed when his patrol was ambushed with small arms fire and the other was killed when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his tank during a patrol.

The Soldiers' names are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.


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