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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 827-03
November 06, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

     The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

     Spc. James R. Wolf, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb., was killed on Nov. 6 in Mosul, Iraq.  Wolf was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device was detonated.  Wolf died of his injuries.  He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

     Sgt. Paul F. Fisher, 39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Nov. 6 at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany.  Fisher was very seriously injured on Nov. 2 in Al Fallujah, Iraq, when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding went down. As a result of the incident, there were 16 soldiers killed in action and 26 wounded.  Fisher was assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa.

      These incidents are under investigation. 

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