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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1290-05
December 13, 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 Dec. 10, as a result of enemy small arms fire. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Killed were:

Staff Sgt. Travis L. Nelson, 41, of Anniston, Ala.

Sgt. Kenith Casica, 32, of Virginia Beach, Va.

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

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