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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 019-04
January 09, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

     Pfc. Jesse D. Mizener, 24, of Auburn, Calif., was killed Jan. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq.  Mizener was killed when a mortar round hit the Logistics Base.   Mizener was assigned to the 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, 593rd Corps Support Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.

     The incident is under investigation.