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

  No. 165-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


            The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Al Hawijah, Iraq, on Feb. 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations. All four soldiers were assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. 


            Killed were:


            Staff Sgt. Gregson G. Gourley, 38, of Salt Lake City, Utah.


            Sgt. Rickey E. Jones, 21, of Kokomo, Ind.


            Pfc. Christopher L. Marion, 20, of Pineville, Mo.


            Pfc. Allan A. Morr, 21, of Shiawassee County, Mich.

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



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