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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 842-06
September 01, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of four soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Taji, Iraq, on Aug 27, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M2A3 Bradley Vehicle during combat operations. All soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

            Killed were:

            Sgt. Moises Jazmin, 25, of Providence, R.I.

            Spc. Qixing Lee, 20, of Minneapolis, Minn.

            Spc. Shaun A. Novak, 21, of Two Rivers, Wis.

            Spc. Tristan C. Smith, 23, of Bryn Athyn, Pa.

            For further information related to this release, media can contact the 4th Infantry Division public affairs office at (254) 287-0105.

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