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

  No. 316-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Mar. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Killed were:

Sgt. John E. Allen, 25, of Palmdale, Calif.

Sgt. Ed Santini, 25, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

Pfc. William N. Davis, 26, of Adrian, Mich.

Pfc. John F. Landry Jr., 20, of Lowell, Mass.

For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Bliss public affairs office at (915) 568-4505.

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