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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1041-05
October 12, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 10, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Killed were:

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon K. Sneed, 33, of Norman, Okla.

Sgt. Leon M. Johnson, 28, of Jacksonville, Fla.

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

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