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Release No: 898-04
September 14, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Jason L. Sparks, 19, of Monroeville, Ohio, died Sept. 8 in Fallujah, Iraq, when his platoon was engaged in direct fire. Sparks was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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