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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 550-04
June 07, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Melvin Y. Mora, 27, of Columbia, Mo. died in Taji, Iraq, on June 6 when his camp was hit by a mortar attack. Mora was assigned to the Army Reserves 245th Maintenance Company, St. Louis, Mo.

The incidents are under investigation.

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