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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 439-07
April 16, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Both died Apr. 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, when their patrol encountered an improvised explosive device.  They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
 
Killed were:
 
Cpl. Cody A. Putman, 22, of Lafayette, Ind. 
 
Spc. John G. Borbonus, 19, of Boise, Idaho.
 
For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.

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