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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

May 15, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-27C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Three TF 1st Armored Division Soldiers Die In Separate Incidents

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Two Task Force 1st Armored Division Soldiers died of wounds and one of injuries received in a vehicle accident May 14-15.

All three fatalities occurred in incidents south of Baghdad.

The first Soldier died at about 3 p.m. from wounds he received during a mortar attack on his unit May 14.

The second Soldier died later on May 14 from bullet wounds he received when his unit was ambushed by a sniper.

A vehicle accident took the life of the third Soldier shortly after midnight on May 15 when his vehicle overturned during a patrol.

Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Any inquiries should be addressed to Maj. David Gercken, Division Public Affairs Officer, by e-mail at: david.gercken@us.army.mil.




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