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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 279-08
April 07, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 6 in Balad, Iraq, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. 
 
Killed were:
 
Capt Ulises Burgos-Cruz, 29, of Puerto Rico, who was assigned to a Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
  
Spc. Matthew T. Morris, 23, of Cedar Park, Texas, who was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
For more information on Burgos-Cruz, media may contact the Fort Riley public affairs office at (785) 239-3410.
 
For more information on Morris, media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.