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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1002-04
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. Richard L. Morgan Jr., 38, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Oct. 5 in Latfiyah, Iraq, of injuries sustained on Oct. 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Morgan was assigned to the Army Reserves 660th Transportation Company, Cadiz, Ohio.

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

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