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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 165-04
March 10, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. 1st Class Richard S. Gottfried, 42, of Lake Ozark, Mo., died March 9 in Tampa, Iraq, when struck by an improvised explosive device. Sgt. 1st Class Gottfried was assigned to the 1st Division Support Command, 1st Infantry Division, Kitzengen, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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