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

  No. 111-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Jan 28 in Najaf, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their helicopter crashed during combat operations. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Capt. Mark T. Resh, 28, of Pittsburgh.

Chief Warrant Officer Cornell C. Chao, 36, of California.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254)287-9993; after hours (254)291-2591.

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