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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1263-04
December 07, 2004

DoD Identifes Army Casualty

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

Cpl. Joseph O. Behnke, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, died Dec. 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, when he was in a vehicle accident. Behnke was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment, Brooklyn, New York.

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