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3.24.03

U.S. loses helicopter in Iraq

     (Pentagon-AP) -- The Pentagon has released the names of the two pilots whose helicopter was downed in central Iraq. Iraqi state television showed two men it said were captured after an Apache chopper was brought down in heavy fighting. They didn't appear to be injured. The Pentagon says Chief Warrant Officers Ronald D. Young of Georgia, and David S. Williams of Florida are considered prisoners of war. Both are with the Army's Aviation Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas. The men displayed on Iraqi T-V wore cream-colored pilots' overalls. They did not speak to the camera and appeared confused. They turned their heads and looked in different directions while being filmed. The contents of one man's wallet were displayed, including a card from the Fort Hood National Bank.

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