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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 973-07
August 06, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on 4 Aug, in Hawr Rajab, Iraq, when the vehicle they were in struck an improvised explosive device during combat operations.  They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
 
Killed were:
 
Sgt. Dustin S. Wakeman, 25, of Fort Worth, Texas.
 
Cpl. Jason K. Lafleur, 28, of Ignacio, Colo.
 
Spc. Jaron D. Holliday, 21, of Tulsa, Okla.
 
            For more information, media may contact the U.S. Army, Alaska, public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.

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