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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 673-07
May 30, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died May 28 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their OH-58D Kiowa helicopter crashed after receiving heavy enemy fire during combat operations.  They were assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
 
            Killed were:
 
            1st Lt. Keith N. Heidtman, 24, of Norwich, Conn.
 
            Chief Warrant Officer Theodore U. Church, 32, of Ohio.
 
            For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Schofield Barracks public affairs office at (808) 655-8729.