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

  No. 413-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Apr. 7 in Zaganiyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit. They were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Capt. Jonathan D. Grassbaugh, 25, of East Hampstead, N.H.

Spc. Ebe F. Emolo, 33, of Greensboro, N.C.

Spc. Levi K. Hoover, 23, of Midland, Mich.

Pfc. Rodney L. McCandless, 21, of Camden, Ark.

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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