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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 257-03
April 18, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES AIR FORCE CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today that Capt. Eric B. Das, 30, of Amarillo, Texas, was killed in action April 7 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Das was assigned to the 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

Das was the pilot of an F-15E that went down April 7 during a combat mission in Iraq. The incident remains under investigation.

The other F-15 crewmember's whereabouts is still unknown and search efforts continue.