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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 551-04
June 07, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades attacked their convoy. All of the soldiers were assigned to the Armys National Guard. Killed were:

Assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, headquartered in Cottage Grove, Ore.:

1st Lt. Erik. S. McCrae, 25, of Portland, Ore.

Sgt. Justin L. Eyerly, 23, of Salem, Ore.

Spc. Justin W. Linden, 22, of Portland, Ore.

Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Lawrenceville, N.J.:

Sgt. Frank T. Carvill, 51, of Carlstadt, N.J.

Spc. Christopher M. Duffy, 26, of Brick, N.J.

The incidents are under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.

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