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Subject: 1st Sgt. Alan N. Gifford, 39, of Tallahassee, Fla. d. Iraq, Sept 2005
Date: 9 Nov 2005 08:49:08 -0700
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2005
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 Sept. 16, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M1A1 Abrams tank during patrol operations. Both soldiers were assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
1st Sgt. Alan N. Gifford, 39, of Tallahassee, Fla.
Spc. David H. Ford IV, 20, of Ironton, Ohio.
For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.