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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 316-07
March 20, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Mar. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. John E. Allen, 25, of Palmdale, Calif.
 
            Sgt. Ed Santini, 25, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
 
            Pfc. William N. Davis, 26, of Adrian, Mich.
 
            Pfc. John F. Landry Jr., 20, of Lowell, Mass.
 
            For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Bliss public affairs office at (915) 568-4505.