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

  No. 1316-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 27, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 23 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, Big Rapids, Mich.

Killed were:

Spc. Chad J. Vollmer, 24, of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Pfc. Wilson A. Algrim, 21, of Howell, Mich.

Pvt. Bobby Mejia II, Saginaw, Mich.

For further information on these soldiers the media can contact the Michigan National Guard public affairs office at (517) 481-8140.

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