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

  No. 827-05

DoD Identifies Army Casualties




           The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on Aug. 9, 2005, in Bayji, Iraq, where a mine exploded and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire.  The attack occurred while the soldiers were investigating a rocket-propelled grenade incident.  The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), Philadelphia, Pa. 


            Killed were:


            Pfc. Nathaniel E. Detample, 19, of Morrisville, Pa.


            Spc. John Kulick, 35, of Harleysville, Pa.


            Spc. Gennaro Pellegrini Jr., 31, of Philadelphia, Pa.


            Sgt. Francis J. Straub Jr., 24, of Philadelphia, Pa


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

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