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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 793-04
August 18, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. David M. Heath, 30, of LaPorte, Ind., died August 16 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack. Heath was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

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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