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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 510-04
May 26, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 25 in Forward Operating Base Kalsu (Iskandariyah, Iraq,) when their unit came under mortar attack. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guards 1st Battalion, 86th Field Artillery, from Williston, Vt. Killed were:

Spc. Alan N. Bean Jr., 22, of Bridport, Vt.

Sgt. Kevin F. Sheehan, 36, of Milton, Vt.

The incident is under investigation.

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