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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 625-05
June 20, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on June 18 in Baqubah, Iraq, from injuries sustained on June 17 in Buritz, Iraq, when they were conducting a mounted patrol and their HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades. Both soldiers were assigned to the Army's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.

Killed were:

1st Lt. Noah Harris, 23, of Ellijay, Ga.

Cpl. William A. Long, 26, of Lilburn, Ga.

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

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