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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 427-05
May 03, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

2nd Lt. Clifford V. Gadsden, 25, of South Carolina, died April 29 in Balad, Iraq, when a vehicle-born improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Gadsden was assigned to the Armys 603rd Transportation Company, 142nd Corps Support Battalion, Warrior Brigade, Fort Polk, La.

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

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