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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 017-06
January 06, 2006

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 Jan. 5, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during convoy operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

 

            Killed were:

 

            Sgt. Jason Lopezreyes, 29, of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.

 

            Spc. Ryan D. Walker, 25, of Stayton, Ore.

 

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

 

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