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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1282-04
December 13, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Robert W. Hoyt, 21, of Ashford, Conn., died Dec. 11 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while conducting convoy operations. Hoyt was assigned to the Army National Guards 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Bristol, Conn.

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

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