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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 629-03
August 26, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Ronald D. Allen Jr., 22, of Mitchell, Ind., died on Aug. 25 near Balad, Iraq. Allen was conducting convoy operations when he was involved in a vehicular accident. Allen died of his injuries.

Allen was assigned to the 502nd Personnel Service Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colo. The incident is under investigation.