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Release No: 382-06
May 01, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations. The soldiers were assigned to the 10th Cavalry, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Bryant A. Herlem, 37, of Copperas Cove, Texas

Sgt. Jose Gomez, 23, of Corona, N.Y.

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

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