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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 115-04
February 18, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Christopher M. Taylor, 25, of Daphne, Ala., died Feb. 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device struck his convoy. Taylor was assigned to the 1165th Military Police Company, Army National Guard, Fairhope, Ala. His unit was attached to the 18th Military Police Brigade operating in theater.

The incident is under investigation.