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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1333-04
December 30, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Nathaniel J. Nyren, 31, from Reston, Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 28, when a civilian vehicle struck his military vehicle. Nyren was assigned to the Armys 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.

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