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

  No. 190-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 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. 14 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Sgt. John D. Rode, 24, of Pineville, N.C.

Sgt. Carl L. Seigart, 32, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Spc. Ronnie G. Madore Jr., 34, of San Diego.

For additional information on these Soldiers, contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.



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