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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1040-04
October 18, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on Oct. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their OH-58D helicopter apparently collided with another OH-58D helicopter and crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

Killed were:

Capt. Christopher B. Johnson, 29, of Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Chief Warrant Officer William I. Brennan, 36, of Bethlehem, Conn.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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