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Release No: 1006-06
October 08, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

         The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Taji, Iraq, on Oct. 2, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. All four soldiers were assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. 

         Killed were: 

         Staff Sgt. James D. Ellis, 25, of Valdosta, Ga.

         Spc. Raymond S. Armijo, 22, of Phoenix, Ariz. 

         Spc. Justin R. Jarrett, 21, of Jonesboro, Ga.

         Spc. Kristofer C. Walker, 20, of Creve Coeur, Ill.

          For further information related to this release, please contact Fort Hood Public Affairs at (254) 287-9993.

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