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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 987-04
October 04, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Michael A. Uvanni, 27, of Rome, N.Y., died Oct.1 in Samarra, Iraq, he was conducting combat operations and was shot by a sniper. Uvanni was assigned to the Army National Guards 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Morrisonville, N.Y.

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