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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 188-06
March 03, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Pfc. Tina M. Priest, 20, of Austin, Texas, died in Taji, Iraq on March 1, from non-combat related injury.  Priest was assigned to the 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Divison, Fort Hood, Texas.

            The incident is under investigation.

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

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