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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 298-03
May 02, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, 34, of Springfield, Mo., was killed on May 1, 2003, in Al Habbaniyah, Iraq. Givens was parked in an M-1 main battle tank alongside the bank of the Euphrates River. The riverbank gave way resulting in the tank falling into the river.

Givens was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.