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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 407-04
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 1, in Al Amarah, Iraq when their convoy was attacked. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Armys 84th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii. Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Vargas-Medina, 32, of Chicago, Ill.

Spc. Ramon C. Ojeda, 22, of Ramona, Calif.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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