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Release No: 429-05
May 03, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 29 in Diyarah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated as they were conducting a traffic control point inspection. Both were assigned to 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif.


Killed were:


Capt. Stephen W. Frank, 29, of Michigan.


Capt. Ralph J. Harting III, 28, of Delaware.


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

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