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

  No. 426-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Apr. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Spc. Ismael G. Solorio, 21, of San Luis, Ariz.

Pfc. Brian L. Holden, 20, of Claremont, N.C.

Pvt. Brett A. Walton, 37, of Hillsboro, Ore.

For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-3420.

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