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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 912-05
September 05, 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 Sept. 1, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during patrol operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 108th Cavalry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade, Griffin, Ga.

 Killed were:

 Staff Sgt. George R. Draughn Jr., 29, of Decatur, Ga.

Sgt. 1st Class Robert L. Hollar Jr., 35, of Griffin, Ga.

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