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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1000-04
October 07, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. James L. Pettaway Jr., 37, of Baltimore, Md., died Oct. 3 in Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, of injuries sustained in Fallujah, Iraq, on Aug. 27 when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Pettaway was assigned to the Army Reserves 223rd Transportation Company, Norristown, Pa.

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