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Release No: 331-04
April 15, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. William C. Eckhart, 25, of Rocksprings, Texas, died April 10, in Baqubah, Iraq when he was on an anti-mortar mission and there was an explosion of unknown origin. Sgt. Eckhart was assigned to the Armys 4th Cavalry, 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.

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