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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 862-05
August 22, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on August 18, 2005, in Samarra, Iraq, where an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV following a mine assessing mission. The soldiers were assigned to the3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Sgt. Nathan K. Bouchard, 24, of Wildomar, Calif.

Staff Sgt. Jeremy W. Doyle, 24, of Chesterton, Md.

Spc. Ray M. Fuhrmann, II, 28, of Novato, Calif.

Pfc. Timothy J. Seamans, 20, of Jacksonville, Fla.

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