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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1328-06
December 28, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died of injuries suffered when the vehicle they were in was involved in a rollover incident on Dec. 26 in Baghdad, Iraq. They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
 
               Killed were:
 
               Spc. Joseph A. Strong, 21, of Lebanon, Ind.
 
               Spc. Douglas L. Tinsley, 21, of Chester, S.C.
 
               The incident is under investigation.
 
               For further information on these soldiers the media can contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at (907) 389-6666.

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