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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 534-06
June 09, 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 Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on June 6, when their camp received indirect enemy fire during combat operations.  Both soldiers were assigned to the 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Ala.

Killed were: 

Sgt. Carlos E. Pernell, 25, of Munford, Ala.

Cpl. Andy D. Anderson, 24, of Falls Church, Va.

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