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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 636-05
June 23, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on June 21 in Ramadi, Iraq, where their unit was conducting combat operations, and were attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

Killed were:

Spc. Christopher L. Hoskins, 21, of Danielson, Conn.

Spc. Brian A. Vaughn, 23, of Pell City, Ala.

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