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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 941-04
September 22, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 20, in Shkin, Afghanistan, when their patrol vehicle was ambushed by enemy forces using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Robert S. Goodwin, 35, of Albany, Ga.

Staff Sgt. Tony B. Olaes, 30, of Walhalla, S.C.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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