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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1042-04
October 18, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died October 15 in Karabilah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. Both were assigned to the Army's 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) from Fort Bragg, N.C.

Killed were:

Sgt. Michael G. Owen, 31, of Phoenix, Ariz.,

Spc. Jonathan J. Santos, 22, of Whatcom, Wash.

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