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Release No: 307-04
April 12, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Justin W. Johnson, 22, of Rome, Ga., died April 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Johnson was assigned to the Armys 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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