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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 776-07
June 20, 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 19 in Muhammad al Ali, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
 
Killed were:
 
            Sgt. 1st Class William A. Zapfe, 35, of Muldraugh, Ky.
 
            Pfc. Joshua S. Modgling, 22, of Las Vegas.
 
            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at (912) 767-2479.