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Release No: 814-09
October 19, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


                Pfc. Daniel J. Rivera, 22, of Rochester, N.Y., died Oct. 18 in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


                The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.


                For more information media may contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 287-2520; or via the internet at Fort Hood’s News Center online at http://www.hood.army.mil/news.paos.aspx .

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