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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 847-05
August 16, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on August 15, 2005, in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, when their HMMWV accidentally rolled over into a canal. All three were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, Calhoun, Ga.

Killed were:

Sgt. Thomas J. Strickland, 27, of Douglasville, Ga.

Spc. Joshua P. Dingler, 19, of Hiram, Ga.

Sgt. Paul A. Saylor, 21, of Norcross, Ga.

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