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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 222-05
March 02, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died from injuries sustained in a military vehicle accident that occurred Feb. 28 in Bayji, Iraq. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army's 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo.

Sgt. Julio E. Negron, 28, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died in Bayji on Feb. 28.

Spc. Lizbeth Robles, 31, of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, died at the 228th Command Support Hospital in Tikirt, Iraq, on March 1.

The incident is under investigation.

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