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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 095-04
February 10, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the recovery of remains of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraq Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bunda, 29, of Washington, was originally listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) when his boat capsized during a river patrol on the Tigris River on Jan. 25. His remains were recovered today. Staff Sgt. Bunda was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, based at Fort Lewis, Wash.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.

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