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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 199-04
March 19, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Ernest Harold Sutphin, 21, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died March 18 in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained in a vehicle incident in Kirkuk, Iraq, on March 11. Pfc. Sutphin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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