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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 478-04
May 18, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 16 in Al Karmah, Iraq, when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guards Battery C, 1st Battalion, 107th Field Artillery Regiment, Oil City, Pa. Killed were:

Spc. Mark J. Kasecky, 20, of McKees Rocks, Pa.

Spc. Carl F. Curran, 22, of Union City, Pa.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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