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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 211-04
March 22, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on March 20, in Fallujah, Iraq, when their living area came under a rocket attack. Killed were:

Maj. Mark D. Taylor, 41, of Stockton, Calif., was assigned to the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Spc. Matthew J. Sandri, 24, of Shamokin, Penn., was assigned to the 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division also based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

The incident is under investigation.

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