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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 739-03
October 08, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 2nd Lt. Richard Torres, 25, of Clarksville, Tenn., who was killed on Oct. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  While on combat patrol, Torres’ convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device.  Torres died of his injuries.

   

Torres was assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

 

The incident is under investigation.