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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 318-04
April 13, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Allen J. Vandayburg, 20, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Apr. 9, in Barez, Iraq when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. Vandayburg was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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