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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 210-03
April 07, 2003

DOD ANNOUNCES ARMY CASUALTIES

The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following three soldiers who were killed when their vehicle fell into a ravine on April 4, 2003, in Iraq. They are:

Pfc. Wilfred D. Bellard, 20, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga., of Lake Charles, La.

Spc. Daniel Francis J. Cunningham, 33, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga., of Lewiston, Maine.

Pvt. Devon D. Jones, 19, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Ga., of San Diego, Calif.

The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, 33, of Tampa, Fla., was killed in action on April 4, 2003, in Iraq. Smith was assigned to the 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.