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

  No. 1228-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 04, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 2 in Fallujah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during security operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, Crookston, Minn.

Killed were:

Spc. Bryan T. McDonough, 22, of Maplewood, Minn.

Spc. Corey J. Rystad, 20, of Red Lake Falls, Minn.

For further information on this release, contact the Minnesota National Guard public affairs office at (651) 282-4684.

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