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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 192-03
April 02, 2003

DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ARMY CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a soldier who died on March 31, 2003, in Rota, Spain. Spc. William A. Jeffries, 39, was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard. Jeffries' unit is currently in Kuwait supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was evacuated from Kuwait and died as a result of a sudden illness.

Jeffries was from Evansville, Ill.

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