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

  No. 1323-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position during a dismounted patrol.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.


            Killed were:


            1st Lt. Benjamin T. Britt, 24, of Wheeler, Texas.


            Spc. William Lopez-Feliciano, 33, of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico.


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


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