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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 199-96
June 20, 1996

First U.S. Soldier Injured in Bosnia to Carry Olympic Torch to the White House

Spc. Martin Begosh, the first U.S. soldier injured in Bosnia, will carry the Olympic Torch to the White House at approximately 9:53 p.m. (EDT) today. Begosh will receive the torch at 17th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Begosh is one of eight metropolitan Washington, D.C. Torchbearers selected for this special honor. Begosh, who received the Purple Heart for his injuries in Bosnia, was nominated by his friend, Charles Cleary, and his father, Andy Begosh.

Begosh, a native of Rockville, Md., is currently on Army convalescent leave. He is assigned to the Medical Hold Company at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

For more information call Army Public Affairs (703) 697- 5081.