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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 105-08
February 07, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Feb. 5 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Al Muqdadiyah when they encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations. 
 
Killed were:
 
Cpl. Miguel A. Baez, 32, of Bonaire, Ga., who was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
Sgt. John C. Osmolski, 23, of Eustis, Fla., who was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
Sgt. Timothy R. Van Orman, 24, of Port Matilda, Pa., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
For more information on Baez and Osmolski, media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661.
 
For more information on Van Orman, media may contact the Fort Drum public affairs office, (315) 772-8286, or go to: http://www.drum.army.mil/sites/installation/pao/ .