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Release No: 453-04
May 13, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Jeffrey R. Shaver, 26, of Maple Valley, Wash., died May 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. Shaver was assigned to the Army National Guards 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, Spokane, Wash.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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