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Release No: 869-03
November 19, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


            Spc. Genaro Acosta, 26, of Fair Oaks, Calif., was killed on Nov. 11 in Taji, Iraq.  Acosta was on patrol when his Bradley vehicle hit and detonated two improvised explosive devices.  Acosta died of his injuries.


            Acosta was assigned to 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Hood, Texas.


            The incident is under investigation.

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