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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 270-04
April 07, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. David M. McKeever, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y., died April 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using a rocket-propelled-grenade ambushed his unit. Sgt. McKeever was assigned to the Armys 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.