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Release No: 951-03
December 15, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


            Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, 26, of Peru, Ind., was killed Dec. 12, 2003, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  Black's convoy was hit by an IED.  Black died of his injuries.  Black was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment based in Fort Riley, Kan.


            The incident is under investigation.

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