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Release No: 070-04
February 03, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Benjamin L. Gilman, 28, of Meriden, Conn., was designated duty status unknown on Jan. 29 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. On Feb. 2, his remains were recovered. Gilman was assigned to 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

The incident is under investigation.

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