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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 289-04
April 09, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Isaac Michael Nieves, 20, of Unadilla, N.Y., died April 8, in Bani Saad, Iraq, when individuals using an improvised explosive devise and small arms fire attacked his combat patrol. Spc. Nieves was assigned to the Armys 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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