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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 884-09
November 10, 2009

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Nov. 8 in Tikrit, Iraq, of injuries sustained when their OH-58D helicopter crashed.  They were assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

 

Killed were:

 

Chief Warrant Officer Mathew C. Heffelfinger, 29, of Kimberly, Idaho; and

 

Chief Warrant Officer Earl R. Scott III, 24, of Jacksonville, Fla.

 

The circumstances of the incident are under investigation.

 

For more information the media may contact U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, public affairs office at (808) 656-3157 or (808) 656-3160.

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