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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 596-11
July 09, 2011

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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

            They died July 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked their convoy using an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to 145th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Cavalry Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Post Falls, Idaho. 

            Killed were:

            Spc. Nathan R. Beyers, 24, of Littleton, Colo. and

            Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, 20, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

            For more information, the media may contact the Idaho National Guard public affairs office at 208-407-8838.

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