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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1060-07
August 29, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 28 in Jaji, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. 1st Class Rocky H. Herrera, 43, of Salt Lake City.
 
            Sgt. Cory L. Clark, 25, of Plant City, Fla.
 
            Sgt. Bryce D. Howard, 24, of Vancouver, Wash.
 
            Herrera and Clark were assigned to the 585th Engineer Pipeline Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade. Howard was assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade. The unit is based in Fort Lewis, Wash.
 
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152, (253) 967-0147 or after hours at (253) 967-0015 (ask for the public affairs officer on call).

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