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News Release


  No. 305-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Michelle M. Witmer, 20, of New Berlin, Wis., died April 9 in Baghdad, Iraq, when she became involved in an improvised explosive device and small arms attack. Witmer was assigned to the Army National Guard's 32nd Military Police Company, Milwaukee, Wis.

The incident is under investigation.

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

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2004/nr20040412-0562.html



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