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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 758-04
August 09, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Raymond J. Faulstich Jr., 24, of Leonardtown, Md., died Aug. 5 in Najaf, Iraq, when individuals using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his convoy. Faulstich was assigned to the 89th Transportation Company, 6th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Group, Fort Eustis, Va.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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