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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 463-04
May 17, 2004

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Senior Airman Pedro I. Espaillat Jr., 20, of Colombia, Tenn., died May 15 as a result of non-hostile injuries in Kirkuk, Iraq. He was assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

For further information related to this release please contact Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Public Affairs, (919) 722-0027.

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