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

  No. 622-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 17 in Iskandariya, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Jesse B. Albrecht, 31, of Hager City, Wis.

Spc. Coty J. Phelps, 20, of Kingman, Ariz.

Pfc. Victor M. Fontanilla, 23, of Stockton, Calif.

For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.

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