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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1139-06
November 08, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Nov. 6 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when their AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Chief Warrant Officer John R. Priestner, 42, of Pennsylvania.
 
            Chief Warrant Officer Miles P. Henderson, 24, of Amarillo, Texas.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information related to this release the media can contact the Fort Bragg public affairs office at (910) 432-0661.

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