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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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February 14, 2005
Release Number: 05-02-15C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


THREE TF DANGER SOLDIERS DIE IN VEHICLE ROLLOVER

TIKRIT, Iraq -- Three Task Force Danger Soldiers died in a vehicle rollover Feb. 13 at about 5:10 a.m. near Balad. The armored humvee rolled into a canal during a combat patrol.

The names are being withheld until the next of kin have been notified.

Five Soldiers attempting a rescue were evacuated to a Multi-National Forces medical treatment facility. All five are expected to return to duty. The accident is under investigation.

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