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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 634-04
July 02, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Christopher A. Wagener, 24, of Fairview Heights, Ill., died July 1, in Mosul, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit a land mine. Wagener was assigned to the Armys 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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