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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 345-03
May 20, 2003

DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today that Lt. Col. Dominic R. Baragona, 42, of Ohio, was killed on May 19, in Iraq. A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the road and collided with Baragona's HMMWV causing his death.

Baragona was assigned to 19th Maintenance Battalion, Fort Sill, Okla. The incident is under investigation.