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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 194-04
March 18, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Tracy L. Laramore, 30, of Okaloosa, Fla., died March 17, in Baji, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his Bradley Fighting Vehicle went over an embankment and flipped over in the river. Spc. Laramore was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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