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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 700-07
June 05, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 2 near Qayyarah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Spc. Jeremiah D. Costello, 22, of Carlinville, Ill.
 
            Spc. Keith V. Nepsa, 21, of New Philadelphia, Ohio.
 
            For more information related to this release the media may contact the Fort Bliss public affairs office at (915) 568-4505.

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