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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

August 18, 2004
Release Number: 04-08-21C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



ONE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED TODAY


Aug. 18, 2004

BAGHDAD - A Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed today when a patrolling unit came under attack around 3 p.m. in eastern Baghdad.

The Soldier suffered a gunshot wound and was evacuated to a military hospital. The Soldier was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The name of the Soldier killed is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

The incident is under investigation.




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