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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1046-06
October 17, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Oct. 14 of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq. All soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            Killed were:
 
            1st Sgt. Charles M. King, 48, of Mobile, Ala.
 
            Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Kane, 35, of Darby, Pa.
 
            Spc. Timothy J. Lauer, 25, of Saegertown, Pa.
 
            For further information related to this release the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.