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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 422-05
May 02, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 29 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

  

            The soldiers were:

 

            Spc. Darren A. Deblanc, 20, of Evansville, Ind.

 

            Pfc. Charles S. Cooper, Jr., 19, of Jamestown, N.Y.

 

 

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