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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 832-07
July 05, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
1st Lt. Christopher N. Rutherford, 25, of Newport, Ohio, died July 2 near Bayji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.  He was assigned to the Forward Support Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, Fort Knox, Ky.
 
For more information in regard to this release the media may contact the Fort Knox public affairs office at (502) 624-3051.