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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 010-04
January 06, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

     Spc. Luke P. Frist, 20, of West Lafayette, Ind., died of wounds on Jan. 5 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  Frist was part of a convoy that was struck with an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, Iraq.  Frist was assigned to the 209th Quartermaster Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Lafayette, Ind.

     This incident is under investigation.