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Defense Department Identifies Army Casualties

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2006 – The Defense Department announced today the deaths of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Army Capt. Anthony R. Garcia, 48, of Fort Worth, Texas, died in Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 17, from a gunshot wound. Garcia was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Amos C. Edwards, Jr., 41, of Savannah, Ga., died in Ar Rutbah, Iraq, Feb. 17, from a non-combat related cause. Edwards was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Savannah, Ga.

The incidents are under investigation.

(From a Defense Department news release.)

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