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Release No: 1030-04
October 15, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died on October 14th, in Miam Do, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted patrol. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Brian S. Hobbs, 28, of Mesa, Ariz.

Spc. Kyle Ka Eo Fernandez, 26, of Waipahu, Hawaii

The incident is under investigation.

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

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