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

  No. 1263-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 06, 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 Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 4, when improvised explosive devices detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Yankton, S.D.


            Killed were:


            Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Schild, 40, of Tabor, S.D.


            Staff Sgt. Daniel M. Cuka, 27, of Yankton, S.D.


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


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