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

  No. 356-06

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


            The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died of injuries sustained in Baghad, Iraq on April 22, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV causing a fire.  This occurred during combat operations.  All four soldiers were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 67th Armored Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


            Killed were:


            Sgt. Kyle A. Colnot, 23, of Arcadia, Calif.


            Spc. Eric D. King, 29, of Vancouver, Wash.


            Pfc.  Jacob H. Allcott, 21, of Caldwell, Idaho


            Pvt.  Michael E. Bouthot, 19, of Fall River, Mass.


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

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