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Release No: 986-03
December 29, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


     Pvt. Rey D. Cuervo, 24, of Laguna Vista, Texas, was killed on Dec. 28 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Cuervo was on a mounted patrol when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle.  Cuervo was assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Polk, La.


     This incident is under investigation.