2nd Bn, 2nd Inf, 1st ID Casualties

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    NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense

    No. 103-05
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Jan 31, 2005
    Media Contact: Army Public Affairs - (703) 692-2000 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711

    DoD Identifies Army Casualties


    The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers died Jan. 24 in Mohammed Sacran, Iraq, when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle overturned. They were assigned to the 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

    Dead are:

    Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Stevens, 26, of Sacramento, Calif.

    Sgt. Michael C. Carlson, 22, of St. Paul, Minn.

    Sgt. Javier Marin Jr., 29, of Mission, Texas.

    Spc. Viktar V. Yolkin, 24, of Spring Branch, Texas.

    Pfc. Jesus A. Leon-Perez, 20, of Houston, Texas.

    This incident is under investigation.

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

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