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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 439-05
May 05, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. John E. McGee, 36, of Columbus, Ga., died May 2 near Diwaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. McGee was assigned to the Army National Guards 2101st Transportation Company, Camden, Ala.

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

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