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Release No: 782-05
August 01, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on July 24, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.


Killed were:


Staff Sgt. Jason W. Montefering, 27, of Parkston, S.D.


Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr., 21, of Denton, Texas.


Sgt. Milton M. Monzon Jr., 21, of Los Angeles, Calif.


Pfc. Ramon A. Villatoro Jr., 19, of Bakersfield, Calif.


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

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