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

  No. 163-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 8 in Karmah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit while on combat patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the 321st Engineer Battalion, Boise, Idaho.

Killed were:

Sgt. James J. Holtom, 22, of Rexburg, Idaho.

Spc. Ross A. Clevenger, 21, of Givens Hot Springs, Idaho.

Pvt. Raymond M. Werner, 21, of Boise, Idaho.

For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Army Reserve 70th Regional Readiness Command public affairs office at (206) 281-3026.


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