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

  No. 1272-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 08, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty


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


            Spc. Brian A. Wright, 19, of Keensburg, Ill., died in Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 6, when his HMMWV struck a mine during combat operations.  Wright was assigned to the Army National Guard's 135th Engineer Company, Lawrenceville, Ill.


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

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