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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 616-04
June 28, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Jeremy M. Heines, 25, of New Orleans, La., died June 26 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his patrol came under attack by rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Heines was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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