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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 181-03
April 01, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an Army soldier listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after his convoy was ambushed March 23 in Iraq. Sgt. George Edward Buggs, 31, is assigned to the 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Buggs is from Barnwell, S.C.

The incident is under investigation.