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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 707-04
July 24, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pvt. 1st Class Torey J. Dantzler, 22, of Columbia, La., died July 22, in Samarra, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated on the side of the road near his convoy vehicle. Dantzler was assigned to the Army's 66th Transportation Company from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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