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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 910-03
December 03, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Raphael S. Davis, 24, of Tutwiler, Miss., was killed Dec. 2 in Tampa, Iraq.   Davis died of injuries suffered when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

            Davis was assigned to B Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Calhoun City, Miss.

            The incident is under investigation.

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