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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 955-03
December 16, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Pfc. Kenneth C. Souslin, 21, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Dec. 15 at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq.  Souslin died of non-combat related injuries.  He was assigned to the 440th Signal Company, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, Darmstadt, Germany. 

            The incident is under investigation.