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Release No: 215-05
March 01, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


2nd Lt. Richard B. Gienau, 29, of Peoria, Ill., died Feb. 27 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device hit his military vehicle. Gienau was assigned to the Army National Guard's 224th Engineer Battalion, Burlington, Iowa.


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

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