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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 901-07
July 19, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Pfc. Ron J. Joshua Jr., 19, of Austin, Texas.
 
            Pfc. Brandon K. Bobb, 20, of Orlando, Fla.
 
            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.