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

  No. 962-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Riyadh, Iraq, on Sept. 23, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. Both soldiers were from the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

       Killed were:

       Sgt. Velton Locklear, III, 29, of Lacey, Wash.

       Pfc. Kenneth E Kincaid, IV, 25, of Lilburn, Ga.

       For further information related to these release the media can contact the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at (808) 655-4221.



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