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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 804-04
August 20, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Jacob D. Martir, 21, of Norwich, Conn., died Aug 18 in Sadr City, Iraq, when his patrol came under enemy small arms fire. Spc. Martir was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas

The incident is under investigation.

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