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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1211-04
November 24, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. David L. Roustum, 22, of West Seneca, N.Y., died Nov. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his up-armored HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. Roustum was assigned to the Army National Guards 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Tonawanda, N.Y.

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