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CENTCOMNEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

February 19, 2005
Release Number: 05-02-28C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Task Force Baghdad Soldier Dies During Attack

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed Feb. 19 when a suicide bomber detonated near by.

U.S. Soldiers were responding to a request for help from Iraqi Security forces after an earlier explosion wounded several local nationals when the bomb detonated.

A local national was also killed and a U.S. Soldier and ING were wounded.

Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

For more information, please contact LT. COL. James hutton, 1st CAVALRY DIVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE, AT JAMES.HUTTON@US.ARMY.MIL OR MSG DAVID LARSEN AT DAVID.J.LARSEN@US.ARMY.MIL




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