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

  No. 202-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Nicholas J. Olivier, 26, of Ruston, La., died Feb. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on foot patrol. Olivier was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Pineville, La.

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

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