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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 532-03
July 22, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Willoughby, 29, Phenix City, Ala., died on July 20 in Baghdad, Iraq. Willoughby was riding in a vehicle that rolled over. Willoughby was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 221st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gillen, Ga.

Cpl. Mark A. Bibby, 25, Watha, N.C., died on July 21 in Baghdad, Iraq. Bibby was in a convoy to a water treatment facility when an improvised explosive device exploded. Bibby was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 422 Civil Affairs Battalion, Greensboro, N.C.

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