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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1275-07
November 02, 2007

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two airmen and a Department of the Air Force civilian who were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Nov. 1 near Balad Air Base, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. All were assigned as special agents to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Master Sgt. Thomas A. Crowell, 36, of Neosho, Mo.
 
            Staff Sgt. David A. Wieger, 28, of North Huntingdon, Pa.
 
            Nathan J. Schuldheiss, 27, of Newport R.I.
 
            Crowell was assigned to Detachment 301, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Wieger was assigned to Detachment 303, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Schuldheiss was assigned to Detachment 204, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
 
            For further information related to this release, contact the Air Force Office of Special Investigations public affairs at (240) 857-0989 or (240) 460-1633.

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