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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 552-03
July 28, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of three soldiers killed on July 26, in Baghdad, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The deceased are:

Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin, 22, Belton, Texas

Spc. Jonathan P. Barnes, 21, Anderson, Mo.

Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr., 24, Norwalk, Conn.

The soldiers were killed as a result of a grenade being thrown from a window of an Iraqi civilian hospital that they were guarding.

The soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas