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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1282-05
December 12, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Clarence L. Floyd, Jr., 28, of Newark, N.J., died in Taji, Iraq, on Dec. 10, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. Floyd was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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