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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 537-04
June 02, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Markus J. Johnson, 20, of Springfield, Mass., died June 1 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when an Avenger rolled over. Johnson was assigned to D Battery, 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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