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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 832-04
August 26, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Charles L. Neeley, 19, of Mattoon, Ill., died Aug. 25 in Tikrit, Iraq, when his tractor-trailer rolled over as he attempted to access a pontoon bridge. Neeley was assigned to the Army Reserves 454th Transportation Company, Columbus, Ohio.

The incident is under investigation.

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