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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 819-07
July 01, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 28 of wounds sustained when their unit was attacked in Baghdad by insurgents using improvised explosive devices. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Sgt. Shin W. Kim, 23, of Fullerton, Calif.,
 
            Sgt. Michael J. Martinez, 24, of Chula Vista, Calif.,
 
            Sgt. Giann C. Joya Mendoza, 27, of North Hollywood, Calif.,
 
            Spc. Dustin L. Workman II, 19, of Greenwood, Neb.
 
            Pfc. Cory F. Hiltz, 20, of La Verne, Calif.
 
            For more information related to this release, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-3420; after hours (719) 526-5500.