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Release No: 094-01
March 04, 2001


Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld today released the following statement:

"I extend my deepest sympathy to the families who lost their loved ones in yesterday's tragic plane crash in Georgia. Military service involves great danger, in times of peace as well as war, and this accident provides stark proof of that. We will do our very best to take care of the needs of family members in this difficult time. All 21 of these fine Americans served their country honorably and well and we will remember their service and sacrifice."

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