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

  No. 1236-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Nov. 30 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle. Both were assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Sgt. Pablo A. Calderon, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sgt. Jose Guereca, Jr., 24, of Missouri City, Texas

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


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