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

  No. 864-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 6 in Muhammad Sath, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.

Killed were:

Cpl. Kory D. Wiens, 20, of Independence, Ore. He was assigned to the 94th Mine Dog Detachment, 5th Engineer Battalion, 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Pfc. Bruce C. Salazar Jr., 24, of Tracy, Calif. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

For more information related to Wiens, the media may contact the Fort Leonard Wood public affairs office at (573) 563-4015.

For additional information related to Salazar, the media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at (912) 767-2479.



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