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Release No: 806-03
October 30, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


            Pvt. Algernon Adams, 36, of Aiken, S.C., died on Oct. 28, of non-combat related injuries at Forward Operating Base St. Mere, Iraq.


            Adams was assigned to the 122nd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard,

Edgefield, S.C.


            The incident is under investigation.