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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 766-04
August 10, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Capt. Andrew R. Houghton, 25, of Houston, Texas, died on Aug. 9 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained on July 10 in Ad Dhuha, Iraq, when a rocket propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle. Houghton was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

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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