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

  No. 1025-07

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Aug. 16 of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. They were assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Paul B. Norris, 30, of Cullman, Ala., who died in Balad, Iraq.

Spc. Kamisha J. Block, 20, of Vidor, Texas, who died in Baghdad, Iraq.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-0104 or (254) 287-7823; after hours (254) 291-2591.

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