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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 785-03
October 26, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom on Oct. 24 in Samaria, Iraq.   Both soldiers died of wounds received from an enemy mortar attack.   Killed were:

 

            Spc. Artimus D. Brassfield, 22, of Flint, Mich.   Brassfield was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based in Ft. Hood, Texas.

 

            Spc. Jose L. Mora, 26, of Bell Gardens, Calif.   Mora was assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, based in Ft. Carson, Colo.

 

            The incident is under investigation.