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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 719-03
October 01, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Darrin K. Potter, 24, of Louisville, Ky., was killed on Sept. 29 near Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq.  Potter was a member of a military police team searching the prison area.  During the search, his vehicle left the road and went into a canal.  SGT Potter died in the vehicle.  Two other soldiers escaped. 

 

Potter was assigned to the 223rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard,   Louisville, Ky.

 

The incident is under investigation.


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