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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 337-11
April 24, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn.

            They died of wounds suffered April 22, in Numaniyah, Iraq when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. 

            Killed were:

            1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez, 25, of Hamilton, N.J.; and

            Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins, 25, of Rio Rancho, N.M.

            For more information media may contact Fort Hood public affairs at 254-287-0106.