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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1232-05
November 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 Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 23, when their unit came under direct fire during combat operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Aram J. Bass, 25, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Sgt. William B. Meeuwsen, 24, of Kingwood, Texas.

The circumstances of the soldiers' deaths are under investigation as a potential friendly-fire incident.

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