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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1115-04
November 09, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Quoc Binh Tran, 26, of Mission Viejo, Calif., died Nov. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq, from wounds sustained that same day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle while he was conducting convoy operations. Tran was assigned to the Army National Guards 181st Support Battalion, San Bernardino, Calif.

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