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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 468-03
June 30, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

Cpl. Tomas Sotelo Jr., 20, of Houston, Texas, was killed on June 27 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Sotelo was traveling in a convoy when a rocket propelled grenade struck his vehicle. 

Sotelo was assigned to Headquarters Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.

Sgt. Timothy M. Conneway, 22, of Enterprise, Ala., was injured on June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq and he later died of wounds on June 28. Conneway was traveling in a government vehicle when an explosive device detonated and struck the vehicle.  Conneway was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

Both incidents are under investigation.

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