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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0182-08
March 05, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Mar. 3 in the Sabari District of Afghanistan, of wounds suffered during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N. C.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Spc. Steven R. Koch, 23, of Milltown, N. J.

            Sgt. Robert T. Rapp, 22, of Sonora, Calif.

            For more information media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661.
 

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