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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 883-04
September 10, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Ryan M. McCauley, 20, of Lewisville, Texas, died Sept. 5 in Baghdad when his patrol came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. McCauley was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

The incident is under investigation.

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