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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 672-05
July 04, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Ryan J. Montgomery, 22, of Greensburg, Ky., died July 3 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV while his unit was conducting convoy operations. Montgomery was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Campbellsville, Ky.

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