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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 089-04
February 09, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Joshua L. Knowles, 23, of Sheffield, Iowa, died Feb. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was hit by a mortar round at a Baghdad International Airport checkpoint. Knowles was assigned to the 1133rd Transportation Company, Army National Guard, Mason City, Iowa.

The incident is under investigation.

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