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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 485-06
May 27, 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 May 25, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

 

            Killed were:

 

            Capt. Douglas A. Dicenzo, 30, of Plymouth, N.H.

 

           Spc. Robert E. Blair, 22, of Ocala, Fla.

 

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