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

  No. 238-05

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on Mar. 4 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near their patrol.  The four soldiers were assigned to the 1st Infantry Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Carson, Colo.


            The soldiers are:

            Capt. Sean Grimes, 31, of Southfield, Mich.

            Sgt. 1st Class Donald W. Eacho, 38, of Black  Creek, Wis.

            Cpl. Stephen M. McGowan, 26, of Newark, Del.

            Spc. Wade Michael Twyman, 27, of Vista, Calif.

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

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