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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 236-09
April 12, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died April 10th when their military vehicle was struck by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq.  They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.

 

Killed were:

 

               Staff Sgt. Gary L. Woods Jr., 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, Calif.

 

Sgt. Edward W. Forrest Jr., 25, of St. Louis, Mo.

 

Cpl. Jason G. Pautsch, 20, of Davenport, Iowa.

 

Pfc. Bryce E. Gautier, 22, of Cypress, Calif.

 

For more information related to this release, media may contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-4143 or (719) 526-5500.

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