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

  No. 106-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Soldiers died Jan. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq, in a helicopter accident. Both were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. They are:

Capt. Orlando A. Bonilla, 27, of Killeen, Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer Charles S. Jones, 34, of Lawtey, Fla.

This incident is under investigation.

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

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