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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 221-08
March 19, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Mar. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            Killed were:
 
            Staff Sgt. Michael D. Elledge, 41, of Brownsburg, Ind.
 
            Sgt. Christopher C. Simpson, 23, of Hampton, Va.
 
            For more information media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-4143; after hours (719) 526-5500.