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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 786-03
October 27, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Steven Acosta, 19, of Calexico, Calif., died on Oct. 26 in Baqubah, Iraq.  Acosta died from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

Acosta was assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The incident is under investigation.