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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1087-07
September 06, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Sept. 5 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. 
 
            Killed were:
 
            Cpl. William T. Warford III, 24, of Temple, Texas.  He was assigned to the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            Spc. Dane R. Balcon, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colo.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            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.