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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 710-03
September 28, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

     The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

     Capt. Robert L. Lucero, 34, of Casper, Wyo., was killed on Sept. 25, 2003, in Tikrit, Iraq.  Lucero died and another soldier was injured when they were struck by an improvised explosive device.

     Lucero was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division Rear Area Operation Center, U.S. Army National Guard, Casper, Wyo.

     This incident is under investigation.

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