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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1326-05
December 25, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Myla L. Maravillosa, 24, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, died in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Dec. 24, of injuries sustained earlier that day in Al Hawijah, Iraq, when her HMMWV was attacked by enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades.  Maravillosa was assigned to the C Company, 301st Military Intelligence Battalion,Honolulu, Hawaii.

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