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

  No. 536-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire.

Killed were:

Sgt. Felix G. Gonzalez-Iraheta, 25, of Sun Valley, Calif.

Pfc. John D. Flores, 21, of Barrigada, Guam.

Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4859.

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