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

  No. 960-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Spc. David W. Johnson, 37, of Portland, Ore., died Sept. 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy vehicle. Johnson was assigned to the Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, Cottage Grove, Ore.

The incident is under investigation.

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

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