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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 914-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Both soldiers died Sept.13 in Taji, Iraq, when their military vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Both were assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, Corvallis, Ore.

Killed were: Staff Sgt. David J. Weisenburg, 26, of Portland, Ore.

Spc. Benjamin W. Isenberg, 27, of Sheridan, Ore.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, call Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.

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