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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 288-04
April 09, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Lee D. Todacheene, 29, of Farmington, N.M., died April 6, in Balad, Iraq, when mortar fire hit his guard post. Todacheene was assigned to the Armys 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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