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Release No: 799-03
October 29, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


            Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera, 26, of Von Ormy, Texas, was killed on Oct. 28 in Baqubah, Iraq. Barrera was fatally injured when his tank was hit with an improvised explosive device.


            Barrera was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.


            The incident is under investigation.

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