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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 206-03
April 07, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES CASUALTIES IN BLACK HAWK CRASH

The Department of Defense announced today the names of six soldiers killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq on Wednesday. The soldiers are:

Capt. James F. Adamouski, 29, of Springfield, Va.

Spc. Mathew G. Boule, 22, of Dracut, Mass.

Chief Warrant Officer Erik A. Halvorsen, 40, of Bennington, Vt.

Chief Warrant Officer Scott Jamar, 32, of Granbury, Texas.

Sgt. Michael F. Pedersen, 26, of Flint, Mich.

Chief Warrant Officer Eric A. Smith, 41, of Calif.

All were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

The incident remains under investigation.

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