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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 981-04
October 03, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Rodney A. Jones, 21, of Philadelphia, Penn., died Sept. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device exploded near his dismounted patrol. Jones was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas..

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

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