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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1051-05
October 16, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Al Taji, Iraq, on Oct. 14, when they were conducting convoy operations and an 18-wheel tractor trailer accidentally struck the rear of their HMWWV, starting a fire and causing ammunition to detonate.The soldiers were assigned to the Army National Guard's 243rd Engineer Company, Baltimore, Md.

Killed were:

Sgt. Brian R. Conner, 36, of Baltimore, Md.

Cpl. Samuel M. Boswell, 20, of Elkridge, Md.

Cpl. Bernard L. Ceo, 23, of Baltimore, Md.

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