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

  No. 254-08

DoD Announces Change in Status of Army Soldier


The Department of Defense today announced the change in status of a soldier supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom from missing-captured to deceased.

The armed forces medical examiner confirmed on March 29, human remains recovered in Iraq were those of Staff Sgt. Keith M. Maupin, 24, of Batavia, Ohio.

Maupin had been listed as missing-captured since April 16, 2004. His convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire on April 9, 2004.

He was assigned to the 724th Transportation Company, Bartonville, Ill.

The incident remains under investigation.

Media with queries regarding operations in Iraq should contact the Multi-National Division – Baghdad public affairs office, (914) 822-8174, or email mndb_pao_cic@mnd-b.army.mil . Change-in-status questions should be directed to Shari Lawrence, deputy public affairs officer for U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Va., (703) 325-8856. Media may contact the public affairs officer assisting the Maupin family, Lt. Col. Willie Harris, U.S. Army Reserve Command, (404) 201-1770.



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