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

  No. 345-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Mar. 25 in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. They were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Sgt. Jason W. Swiger, 24, of South Portland, Maine.

Cpl. Jason Nunez, 22, of Naranjito, Puerto Rico.

Pfc. Orlando E. Gonzalez, 21, of New Freedom, Pa.

Pfc. Anthony J. White, 21, of Columbia, S.C.

For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661.

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