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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 119-04
February 20, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the Feb. 19 death in Khalidiyah, Iraq, of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died of injuries sustained from small arms fire and an improvised explosive device attack. Killed were:

2nd Lt. Jeffrey C. Graham, 24, of Elizabethtown, Ky.

Spc. Roger G. Ling, 20, of Douglaston, N.Y.

Both soldiers were assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fort Riley, Kan.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.