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Release No: 746-03
October 10, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


            Pfc. Kerry D. Scott, 21, of Mount Vernon, Wash., was killed on Oct. 6 in Iskandariyah, Iraq.  While on a combat patrol, Scott's convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Scott was one of two soldiers killed in the blast.  Scott was assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


            Staff Sgt. Christopher W. Swisher, 26, of Lincoln, Neb., and Pvt. Sean A. Silva, 23, of Roseville, Calif., were killed in an ambush on Oct. 9 in Baghdad, Iraq.  The soldiers were on patrol when their unit was ambushed by individuals using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. 


            Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.


            These incidents are under investigation.

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