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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 295-05
March 28, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan, when a mine detonated near their military vehicle. The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guards 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indianapolis, Ind.

Killed were:

Capt. Michael T. Fiscus, 36, of Milford, Ind.

Master Sgt. Michael T. Hiester, 33, of Bluffton, Ind.

Spc. Brett M. Hershey, 23, of State College, Penn.

Spc. Norman K. Snyder, 21, of Carlisle, Ind.

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

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