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Release No: 231-06
March 20, 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 Tikrit, Iraq, on Mar. 16, when a mortar round detonated.


            Killed were:


            Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson, 21, of St. Louis, Mo.

            Spc. Carlos M. Gonzalez, 22, of Middletown, N.Y.


Pinson and Gonzalez were assigned to the 101st Military Intelligence Detachment, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 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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