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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 003-04
January 04, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

     Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton, 27, of Easley, S.C., was killed on Jan. 2, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq.

     Hampton, was the pilot on a Kiowa, OH-58, Observation Helicopter when it was shot down by enemy ground fire and crashed.  Hampton died as a result of her injuries. 

     Hampton was assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

     This incident is under investigation.

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