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

  No. 887-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Brandon M. Read, 21, of Greeneville, Tenn., died Sept. 6 in Qayyarah West, Iraq, when his convoy came under attack by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device. Read was assigned to the 125th Transportation Company from Lexington, Ky.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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