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

  No. 865-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Devin J. Grella, 21, of Medina, Ohio, died September 6 in Iraq, after an improvised explosive device exploded near his convoy vehicle. Grella was assigned to the Army Reserve's 706th Transportation Company from Mansfield, Ohio.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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