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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 426-07
April 13, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Apr. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.  They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Spc. Ismael G. Solorio, 21, of San Luis, Ariz.
 
            Pfc. Brian L. Holden, 20, of Claremont, N.C.
 
            Pvt. Brett A. Walton, 37, of Hillsboro, Ore.
 
            For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-3420.