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

  No. 1079-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died in Balad, Iraq, on Oct. 19, when their HMMWV was struck by enemy indirect fire during patrol operations.  The Soldiers were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.


            Killed were:


            Sgt. Arthur A. Mora Jr., 23, of Pico Rivera, Calif.


            Spc. Russell H. Nahvi, 24, of Arlington, Texas.


            Spc. Jose E. Rosario, 20, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands.


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


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