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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 134-04
February 27, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on Feb. 25 in Habbinayah, Iraq, when the OH-58 helicopter in which they were flying crashed. Both soldiers were assigned to the 4th Squadron, Outlaw Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Stephen M. Wells, 29, of Massachusetts.

Chief Warrant Officer Matthew C. Laskowski, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.

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