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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 053-03
February 04, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY SOLDIER KILLED IN QATAR

The Department of Defense identified today the Army National Guard soldier killed in Qatar Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Sgt Michael C. Barry, 29, of Overland Park, Kansas, died as a result of injuries sustained while a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle in Doha, Qatar. The incident is under investigation.

Barry was assigned to the 205th Medical Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard, Kansas City, Mo.