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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 639-04
July 06, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Julie R. Hickey, 20, of Galloway, Ohio, was evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30 and died in Landstuhl, Germany, on July 4 of complications from a non-combat related illness. Hickey was assigned to the Army Reserves 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, Whitehall, Ohio.

The incident is under investigation.

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