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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 120-09
February 24, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Feb. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit using small arms fire.  They were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

 

Killed were:

 

Cpl. Michael L. Mayne, 21, of Burlington Flats, N.Y.,

 

Cpl.  Micheal B. Alleman, 31, of Logan, Utah, and

 

Cpl. Zachary R. Nordmeyer, 21, of Indianapolis, Ind.

 

For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army, Alaska, public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.

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