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Spc. David L. Rice, Killed Apr. 26, 2005

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

Spc. David L. Rice, 22, of Sioux City, Iowa, died April 26 in Balad, Iraq, from injuries sustained in Muqdadiyah (Mook-da-dee-yah), Iraq when the vehicle he was traveling in rolled over.

Rice was a fire support specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. He was attached to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

He enlisted into the Army as part of the delayed entry program and became an active duty Soldier in June 2001.

Rice had been stationed at Fort Riley since March 2004.

The incident is under investigation.

Approximately 4,300 Fort Riley Soldiers are currently deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. This incident brings the number of Fort Riley Soldiers who have died while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to 50.