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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 185-06
March 02, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

 

            Pfc. Benjamin C. Schuster, 21, of Williamsville, N.Y., died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Feb. 25, from a gunshot wound.  Schuster was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 101st Cavalry Regiment, Buffalo, N.Y.

 

            The incident is under investigation.

 

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