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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 225-06
March 17, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

       The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died near Ar Ramadi, Iraq on March 13, when they came under small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations.

       Killed were:

        Staff Sgt. Marco, A. Silva, 27, of Alva, Fla. Silva was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

        Sgt. Corey A. Dan, 22, of Norway, Maine. Dan was assigned the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

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

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