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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 170-04
March 11, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Bert. E. Hoyer, 23, of Ellsworth, Wis., died March 10, in Baqubah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his convoy. Hoyer was assigned to the 652nd Engineer Company, U.S. Army Reserve, Ellsworth, Wis.

The incident is under investigation.

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