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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 406-04
May 03, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 2, in Baghdad, Iraq, when their convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. The Soldiers were assigned to the Armys 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were:

Spc. Ervin Caradine, Jr., 33, of Memphis, Tenn.

Pvt. Jeremy L. Drexler, 23, of Topeka, Kan.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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