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Release No: 223-04
March 24, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

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

Spc. Clint Richard Matthews, 31, of Bedford, Pa., died March 19, in Baji, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over a 60-foot embankment and flipped over on March 17. He was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, from Schweinfurt, Germany.

Pfc. Bruce Miller, Jr., 23, of Orange, N.J., died March 22, in Mosul, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division from Fort Lewis, Wash.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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