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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 752-03
October 14, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today that Spc. Douglas J. Weismantle, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died on Oct. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq.   Weismantle was driving a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) when an Iraqi dump truck swerved and rolled over on top of his vehicle.   Weismantle died as a result of his injuries.

 

            Weismantle was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

            The incident is under investigation.