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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 259-08
April 01, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
 
            Cpl. Steven I. Candelo, 20, of Houston, died March 26 in Baghdad, when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.
 
            For further information on this soldier, media may contact the U.S. Army, Europe, public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-5816/8694.