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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 275-03
April 25, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today it has changed the status of Army Sgt. Troy David Jenkins, 25, of Ridgecrest, Calif., from Wounded in Action to Died of Wounds received in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On April 19, 2003, Sgt. Jenkins was on a dismounted patrol with other soldiers when he was injured as result of an explosion. Sgt. Jenkins died from his injuries at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, on Thursday, April 24, 2003.

Jenkins was assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.