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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 111-07
January 30, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Jan 28 in Najaf, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their helicopter crashed during combat operations. They were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Capt. Mark T. Resh, 28, of Fogelsville, Pa.
 
            Chief Warrant Officer Cornell C. Chao, 36, of California.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254)287-9993; after hours (254)291-2591.