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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0052-08
January 21, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Spc. Richard B. Burress, 25, of Naples, Fla., died Jan. 19 in Al Jabour, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd  Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at (912) 767-2479.