The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M113 armored personnel carrier. They also were attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire.Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Oakdale, Calif.
Sgt. 1st ClassDaniel R. Scheile, 37, of Antioch, Calif., who died on Sept. 24.
Staff Sgt. Paul C. Neubauer, 40, of Oceanside, Calif., who died on Sept. 23.
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