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Release No: 772-03
October 21, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today that Staff Sgt. Paul J. Johnson, 29, of Calumet, Mich., was killed on Oct. 20 in Al Fallujah, Iraq.  Johnson was on a mounted patrol when the vehicle he was riding in hit an improvised explosive device and later came under small arms fire by enemy forces.


            Johnson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


            The incident is under investigation.

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