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Release No: 194-05
February 23, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Iraqi Freedom.


They died Feb. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated as they were responding to an accidental vehicle rollover. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry Division, Montevideo, Minn.

The soldiers are:

1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman, 24, of Tracy, Minn.

Staff Sgt. David F. Day, 25, of Saint Louis Park, Minn.

Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka, 24, of Alexandria, Minn.

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

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