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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1255-04
December 06, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 4 in Mosul, Iraq, when their Stryker military vehicle received enemy fire during convoy operations. Both were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington.

 

Killed were:

 

Staff Sgt. Salamo J. Tuialuuluu, 23, of Pago Pago, American Samoa.

 

Sgt. David A. Mitts, 24, of Hammond, Ore.

 

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