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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 935-03
December 11, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Christopher J. Rivera Wesley, 26, of Portland, Ore., died Dec. 8 in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq. Wesley was in a Stryker vehicle when it flipped into a canal.  He died as a result of his injuries. Wesley was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

            The incident is under investigation.

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