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

  No. 952-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Lance J. Koenig, 33, of Fargo, N.D., died Sept. 22 in Tikrit, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol. Koenig was assigned to the Army National Guard's 141st Engineer Battalion, Jamestown, N.D.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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