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

  No. 597-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

          

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died June 11 in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their military vehicle.

 

Killed were:

 

Spc. Casey Byers, 22, of Schleswig, Iowa.  Byers was assigned to the Army National Guard's 224th Engineer Battalion, Ottumwa, Iowa.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Neil A. Prince, 35, of Baltimore, Md.  Prince was assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

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

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050613-3684.html



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