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

  No. 1094-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 08, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations Sept. 6 in Mosul, Iraq. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Killed were:

Sgt. Lee C. Wilson, 30, of Chapel Hill, N.C. He died Sept. 6 in Mosul.

Spc. Jason J. Hernandez, 21, of Streetsboro, Ohio. He died Sept. 7 in Mosul.

Spc. Thomas L. Hilbert, 20, of Venus, Texas. He died Sept. 7 in Mosul

For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Bliss public affairs office at (915) 568-4505.

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