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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 944-03
December 12, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Staff Sgt. Richard A. Burdick, 24, of National City, Calif., was killed Dec. 10 in Mosul, Iraq.   Burdick was in a convoy when his vehicle was hit by an improvise explosive device.   He died as a result of his wounds.   Burdick was assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

            The incident is under investigation.

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