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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 425-04
May 06, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

SPC. Jesse R. Buryj, 21, of Canton, Ohio, died May 5, in Karbala, Iraq, when his military vehicle was struck by a dump truck whose driver had been shot while trying to run through a control point. Pfc. Buryj was assigned to the 66th Military Police Company, Fort Lewis, Wash.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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