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Release No: 281-06
April 05, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers, who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


            Killed were:


            Staff Sgt. Darrell P. Clay, 34, of Fayetteville, N.C.


            Sgt. Israel Devora Garcia, 23, of Clint, Texas


            They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated while they were conducting a dismounted patrol.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.


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

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