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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 830-05
August 12, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Ryan S. Ostrom, 25, of Liberty, Pa., died on Aug. 9 in Taqaddum, Iraq, from injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire earlier in Habbaniya, Iraq. Ostrom was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, Williamsport, Pa.

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