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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 368-03
May 26, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today that Pvt. David Evans, Jr., 18, of Buffalo, N.Y., was killed May 25, in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq. Evans was killed in an explosion at a facility which contained Iraqi ammunition. Evans and another soldier were performing security at the site when their steel shelter collapsed during the initial explosion. The rest of the squad returned after the first explosion and extracted the other soldier, but Pvt. Evans remains could not be located until several hours later.

Evans was assigned to the 977th Military Police Company, Fort Riley, Kan. The incident is under investigation.

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