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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 471-07
April 23, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Apr. 18 in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
 
Killed were:
 
Cpl. Wade J. Oglesby, 27, of Grand Junction, Colo.
 
Cpl. Michael M. Rojas, 21, of Fresno, Calif.
 
For more information on these soldiers, contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0154 or (253) 967-0147.