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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 610-04
June 26, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 24, in Baqubah, Iraq when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry, Jacksonville, N.C. Killed were:

Capt. Christopher S. Cash, 36, of Winterville, N.C.

Spc. Daniel A. Desens, 20, of Jacksonville, N.C.

The incident is under investigation.

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