HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
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May 10, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-19C
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIER KILLED BY IED
TIKRIT, Iraq - One 1st Infantry Division Soldier was killed and another Soldier was wounded when an improvised explosive device exploded during a patrol near Samarra on May 8 at about 9:30 a.m.
The Soldiers were conducting an IED sweep when the attack occurred.
The Soldiers were evacuated to the 67th Combat Support Hospital.
The names of the Soldiers are being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.
The incident is under investigation.
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