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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0013-08
January 04, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Jan. 3 in As Sadiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using small arms fire during combat operations. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Maj. Andrew J. Olmsted, 37, of Colorado Springs, Colo. 
 
            Cpt. Thomas J. Casey, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M.
 
            For further information related to this release, contact Fort Riley public affairs at (785) 239-3410.