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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 887-05
August 27, 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 25, 2005, in Husaybah, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position.

 

Killed were:

 

Sgt. 1st Class Trevor J. Diesing, 30, of Plum City, Wis. Diesing was assigned the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Master Sgt. Ivica Jerak, 42, of Houston, Texas.Jerak was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

Cpl. Timothy M. Shea, 22, of Sonoma, Calif. Shea was assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

 

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