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

  No. 1264-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 06, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 2, of injuries sustained earlier that day when their truck accidentally rolled over.   The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 148th Forward Support Battalion, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Forsyth, Ga.


            Killed were:


            Staff Sgt. Philip L. Travis, 41, of Snellville, Ga.


            Sgt. Philip A. Dodson, Jr., 42, of Forsyth, Ga.


            Spc. Marcus S. Futrell, 20, of Macon, Ga.


            The incident is under investigation.


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


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