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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1323-04
December 28, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Todd D. Olson, 36, from Loyal, Wis., died Dec. 27 in the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Tikrit, Iraq from wounds sustained in Samarra, Iraq on Dec. 26, when an improvised explosive device detonated. Olson was assigned to the National Guards 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment, Neillsville, Wis.

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