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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 450-06
May 17, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on May 14, in Yusufiyah, Iraq, when their aircraft was shot down during combat operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Maj. Matthew W. Worrell, 34, of Lewisville, Texas.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jamie D. Weeks, 47 of Daleville, Ala.

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

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