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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1145-05
November 04, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

2nd Lt. Mark J. Procopio, 28, of Stowe, Vt., died on Nov. 2, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Procopio was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Jericho, Vt.

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