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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 186-02
April 16, 2002

DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIERS KILLED IN ORDNANCE DISPOSAL ACCIDENT

The Department of Defense today identified the four U.S. Army soldiers killed in Qandahar, Afghanistan, yesterday as the result of an explosion during explosive clearing operations. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Brian T. Craig, 27, Texas, 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Justin. J. Galewski, 28, Kan., 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, Calif.

Sgt. Jamie O. Maugans, 27, Kan., 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, San Diego, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Romero, 30, Colo., 19th Special Forces Group, Pueblo, Colo.

The accident is under investigation.

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