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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1203-04
November 22, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Michael C. ONeill, 22, of Mansfield, Ohio, died November 21 in Landstuhl, Germany, of accidental injuries sustained on November 17 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, during preparations for combat operations. ONeill was assigned to the Armys 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

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