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News Release


  No. 289-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Isaac Michael Nieves, 20, of Unadilla, N.Y., died April 8, in Bani Saad, Iraq, when individuals using an improvised explosive devise and small arms fire attacked his combat patrol. Spc. Nieves was assigned to the Army's 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany.

The incident is under investigation.

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20040409-0549.html



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