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

  No. 913-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. Lauro G. DeLeon Jr., 20, of Floresville, Texas, died Sept. 8 in Balad, Iraq, when improvised explosive devices detonated near his convoy. DeLeon was assigned to the Army Reserve's 644th Transportation Company, Beaumont, Texas.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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