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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1258-06
December 09, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. 
 
            Killed were:
 
            Capt. Travis L. Patriquin, 32, of Texas.
 
            Spc. Vincent J. Pomante III, 22, of Westerville, Ohio.
 
            Patriquin was assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Pomante was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.
 
            For further information related to this release, contact the 1st Armored Division Public Affairs Office at 011-49-0611-705-4859.