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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 591-04
June 21, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Thai Vue, 22, of Willows, Calif., died June 18 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a mortar round hit the motor pool where he was working. Vue was assigned to the Armys 127th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, V Corps, Hanau, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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