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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 605-04
June 24, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died June 22 in Balad, Iraq, when enemy forces ambushed their ground patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guards 579th Engineer Battalion, Petaluma, Calif.

2nd Lt. Andre D. Tyson, 33, of Riverside, Calif.

Spc. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr., 34, of Tracy, Calif.

The incident is under investigation.

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