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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 368-04
April 24, 2004

DoD Announces Change-in-Status of an Army Soldier Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Elmer C. Krause, 40, of Greensboro, N.C., has been unaccounted for since April 9, in Iraq, when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire. On April 23 his remains were identified. Sgt. Krause was assigned to the Army Reserves 724th Transportation Company, Bartonville, Ill.

The incident remains under investigation.

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

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