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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 996-03
December 31, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Justin W. Pollard, 21, of Foothill Ranch, Calif., died on Dec. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq   Pollard died as a result of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.   Pollard was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based in Fort Carson, Colo.

            This incident is under investigation.

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