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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 784-05
August 02, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Adrian J. Butler, 28, of East Lansing, Mich., and Spc. John O. Tollefson, 22, of Fond du Lac, Wis., died July 27 in Ashraf, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during a patrol. Both Butler and Tollefson were assigned to the 411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

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