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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 544-03
July 25, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Sgt. Juan M. Serrano, 31, Manati, Puerto Rico, died on July 24 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Serrano was changing a tire on an M998 vehicle when it fell on him inflicting a fatal head injury.

Serrano was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.