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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 774-03
October 22, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Paul J. Bueche, 19, of Daphne, Ala., died on Oct. 21 in Balad, Iraq.   Bueche was changing a tire on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when the tire exploded.

 

            Bueche was assigned to the 131st Aviation Regiment, Army National Guard, Birmingham, Ala.

 

            The incident is under investigation.