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

  No. 1036-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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


            Spc. Jeremy M. Hodge, 20, of Ridgeway, Ohio, died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 10, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV.   Hodge was assigned to the Army National Guard's 612th Engineer Battalion, Tiffin, Ohio.


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


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