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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 449-07
April 17, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Apr. 14 in Fallujah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.  They were assigned to the 1451st Transportation Company, 13th Support Command, Iraq.
 
Killed were:
 
Sgt. Joshua A. Schmit, 26, of Willmar, Minn.
 
Sgt. Brandon L. Wallace, 27, of St. Louis, Mo.
 
            For further information on these soldiers, contact U.S. Army Human Resources Command - St. Louis,  (314) 592-0726.