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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 199-03
April 04, 2003

DOD ANNOUNCES ARMY CASUALTIES

The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following three soldiers who were killed in action on April 3, 2003, in Iraq. They are:

Spc. Donald S. Oaks Jr., 20, was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla. Oaks was from Erie, Pa.

Sgt. 1st Class Randall S. Rehn, 36, was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla. Rehn was from Longmont, Colo.

Sgt. Todd J. Robbins, 33, was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rocket System), Fort Sill, Okla. Robbins was from Pentwater, Mich.

An investigation is ongoing.

The Department of Defense also announced today the identity of a soldier who died on April 2, 2003, after being shot in Northern Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Master Sgt. George A. Fernandez, 36, was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. Fernandez was from El Paso, Texas.

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