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Release No: 381-04
April 28, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Kenneth A. Melton, 30, of Westplains, Mo., died April 25 in Iraq when his military vehicle was hit an improvised explosive device and small arms fire while traveling in a convoy from Baghdad. Melton was assigned to the Arkansas Army National Guard, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Brigade Combat Team, Fordyce, Ark.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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