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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1028-05
October 10, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died of injuries sustained in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, on Oct. 7, when their dismounted patrol was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Sgt. Eric A. Fifer, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn. Fifer died in Al Asad, Iraq.

Pfc. Nicholas J. Greer, 21, of Monroe, Mich. Greer died in Haqlaniyah, Iraq.

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