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

  No. 463-06

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


            The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on May 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained on May 18, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.


            Killed were:


            Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland, 43, of San Antonio, Texas


            1st. Lt. Robert A. Seidel III, 23, of Gettysburg, Pa.


            Sgt. Lonnie C. Allen Jr., 26, of Bellevue, Neb.


            Pfc. Nicholas R. Cournoyer, 25, of Gilmanton, N.H.


            Holland was assigned to the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.


            Seidel, Allen and Cournoyer were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

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

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