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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 457-04
May 15, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Barnhill, 50, of Shreveport, La., died May 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. Barnhill was assigned to the Army Reserve's 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, North Little Rock, Ark.

The incident is under investigation.

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