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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 695-04
July 21, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 19 in in Scandaria, Iraq, when multiple mortars rounds hit their forward operating base. The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were:

Pfc. Charles C. Persing, 20, of Albany, La.

Sgt. Dale T. Lloyd, 22, of Watsontown, Pa.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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