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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 824-03
November 05, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

 

Sgt. Francisco Martinez, 28, of Humacao, Puerto Rico, was killed on Nov. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Martinez was in a convoy when an improvised explosive device exploded.  Martinez died of his injuries.

 

Martinez was assigned to B Detachment, 82nd Soldier Support Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

The incident is under investigation.