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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 235-06
March 21, 2006

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 March 18, when they came under small arms fire by enemy forces during combat operations.  Both solidiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.

             Killed were:

             Staff Sgt. Ricardo Barraza, 24, of Shafter, Calif.

             Sgt. Dale G. Brehm, 23, of Turlock, Calif.        

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

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