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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 677-05
July 05, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

             Staff Sgt. Chad M. Mercer, 25, of Waycross, Ga., died June 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, where his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over while conducting combat operations. Mercer was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Fitzgerald, Ga.

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

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