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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1283-04
December 13, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Dec. 5 in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Marvin L. Trost III, 28, of Goshen, Ind.

Spc. Edwin W. Roodhouse, 36, of San Jose, Calif.

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