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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 290-04
April 10, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Jonathan R. Kephart, 21, of Oil City, Penn., died April 9, in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained when his patrol was ambushed near Baghdad on April 8. Spc. Kephart was assigned to the Armys 230th Military Police Company, from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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