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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 738-03
October 08, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. Spencer T. Karol, 20, of Woodruff, Ariz., who was killed on Oct. 6 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Karol was on a mission to observe enemy activity when a command detonated device exploded.   His vehicle was overturned from the force of the explosion and he was fatally injured.

 

            Karol was assigned to the 165th Military Intelligence, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

            The incident is under investigation.