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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 834-03
November 09, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

     Staff Sgt. Morgan D. Kennon, 23, of Memphis, Tenn., was killed on Nov. 7, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq.  Kennon was guarding a bank in downtown Mosul when his position came under rocket-propelled grenade attack.  Kennon was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based in Fort Campbell, Ky.

     This incident is under investigation.