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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 035-04
January 19, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The soldiers were killed when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) and overturned.  Killed were:

 

Pfc. Cody J. Orr, 21, of Ruskin, Fla. was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq.  Orr was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred.  Orr was assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, in support of 4th Infantry Division, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

 

Spc. Larry E. Polley, Jr., of Center, Texas, was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq.  Polley was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred.  Polley was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. 

 

Sgt. Edmond L. Randle, 26, of Miami, Fla., was killed Jan. 17, north of Taji, Iraq.  Randle was one of three soldiers killed while conducting a surveillance sweep for IEDs north of Baghdad when the attack occurred.  Randle was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. 

 

           The incident is under investigation.

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