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

  No. 802-05

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

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


            Killed were:


            Sgt. 1st Class Victor A. Anderson, 39, of Ellaville, Ga.


            Staff Sgt. David R. Jones Sr., 45, of Augusta, Ga.


            Sgt. Ronnie L. Shelley Sr., 34, of Valdosta, Ga.


            Final identification of a fourth soldier who was killed in the same incident is forthcoming.


            They died on July 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV while they were on patrol.  The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Albany, Ga. 


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

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