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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 525-03
July 19, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Joel L. Bertoldie, 20, Independence, Mo. died on July 18 at Fallujah, Iraq. Bertoldie was thrown from the military vehicle he was driving when an explosive device was detonated underneath.

Bertoldie was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 4-64 Armor Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.