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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 409-04
May 04, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Joshua S. Ladd, 20, of Port Gibson, Miss, died May 1 in Mosul, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Ladd was assigned to the Army National Guards 367th Maintenance Company, DeKalb, Miss.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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