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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 678-07
May 31, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died May 29 in Ilbu Falris, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their position during a dismounted patrol.  They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
 
Killed were:
 
Staff Sgt. Joseph M. Weiglein, 31, of Audubon, N.J.
 
Sgt. Richard V. Correa, 25, of Honolulu.
 
For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-8286.