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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 008-04
January 05, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Capt. Eric T. Paliwoda, 28, of Texas, was killed on Jan. 2 in Balad, Iraq.  Paliwoda was in his command post when it came under mortar attack.  He died of injuries sustained in the attack.  Paliwoda was assigned to 4th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), based in Fort Carson, Colo.

            This incident is under investigation.

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