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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1213-04
November 26, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died on November 24 in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their unit. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Cpl. Dale E. Fracker, Jr., 23, of Apple Valley, Calif.

Cpl. Jacob R. Fleischer, 25, of St. Louis, Mo.

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

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