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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1206-05
November 21, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Christopher M. Alcozer, 21, of DeKalb, Ill., died in Mosul, Iraq, on Nov. 19, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire and grenades. Alcozer was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

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