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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 054-06
January 19, 2006

DoD Identifes 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. 16 when their AH64D (Apache) helicoptor was shot down while they were conducting aerial patrols.   Both pilots were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment (Attack), Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rex C. Kenyon, 34, of El Segundo, Calif.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ruel M. Garcia, 34, of Wahiawa, Hawaii.

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

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