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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 825-07
July 03, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died July 1 in Ta’meem, Iraq, of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. 1st Class Raymond R. Buchan, 33, of Johnstown, Pa.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
 
            Staff Sgt. Michael L. Ruoff Jr., 31, of Yosemite, Calif.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
 
            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-5816/8694.

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