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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 369-04
April 26, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Cory W. Brooks, 32, of Philip, S.D., died April 24, in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.Brooks was assigned to the Army National Guards 153rd Engineer Battalion, from Wagner, S.D.

The incident is under investigation.

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