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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 866-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Tomas Garces, 19, of Weslaco, Texas, died September 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy was attacked by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device. Garces was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1836th Transportation Company from Fort Bliss, Texas.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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