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Release No: 873-03
November 19, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

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


Capt. Nathan S. Dalley, 27, of Kaysville, Utah, died from a non-hostile gunshot wound on Nov. 17 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Dalley was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.


Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, 26, of Northome, Minn., was killed on Nov. 17, south of Balad, Iraq.  Panchot was on patrol when he was fatally injured by enemy fire.  Panchot was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson,  Colo.


These incidents are under investigation.

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