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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 247-03
April 15, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTIES

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed in Iraq April 14 when a grenade exploded inside their HMMWV.

Killed were Spc. Thomas A. Foley III, 23, of Dresden, Tenn. and Pfc. John E. Brown, 21, of Troy, Ala. Both soldiers were from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Department of Defense also announced today that Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, 20, of Rock Springs, Wyo., was killed on April 14 in Iraq. Mayek died after being struck by an AP round that was discharged from an M2 Bradley vehicle. Mayek was assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Smith Barracks, Germany.

These incidents are under investigation.