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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 566-04
June 11, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Thomas D. Caughman, 20, of Lexington, S.C., died June 9, in Baghdad, Iraq when his up-armored high-mobility-multi-purpose wheeled vehicle was struck by rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Caughman was assigned to the Army Reserves Company C, 391st Engineer Battalion, Spartanburg, S.C.

The incident is under investigation.

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