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

  No. 1230-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Michael A. Smith, 24, of Camden, Ark., died Nov. 26 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., from injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 7 when he was attacked by enemy forces using small arms fire. Smith was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, Texarkana, Ark.

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


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