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

  No. 1246-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 01, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


           The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died in Taji, Iraq on Nov. 29, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan.


            Killed were:


            Sgt. Donald J. Hasse, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas.


            Sgt. Jerry W. Mills Jr., 23, of Arkansas City, Kan.


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

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