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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1113-05
October 28, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Rustamiyah, Iraq, on Oct. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV. Both Soldiers were assigned to the Army's 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Killed were:

Master Sgt. Thomas A. Wallsmith, 38, of Carthage, Mo.

Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte, 51, of Watertown, N.Y.

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

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