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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 686-03
September 17, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Craig S. Ivory, 26, of Port Matilda, Pa., died on Aug. 17 in Homberg University Hospital, Germany.  Ivory was medically evacuated from Kuwait on Aug. 12.  Ivory died of a non-combat related cause on Aug. 17.

Ivory was assigned to the 501st Forward Support Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy.

The incident is under investigation.