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

  No. 181-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

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

           They died Feb.16 in Forward Operating Base Iskandariyah, Iraq, when a roadway collapsed, causing their vehicle to roll over.  The Soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), McComb, Miss.

           The soldiers are Sgt. Timothy R. Osbey, 34, and Spc. Joseph A.Rahaim, 22, both of Magnolia, Miss.

           The incident is under investigation.

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


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