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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 944-06
September 22, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Master Sgt. Robb G. Needham, 51, of Vancouver, Wash., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept.20, of injuries suffered when his patrol came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations.  Needham was assigned to the Army Reserve's 1st Battalion, 356th Regiment (Logistical Support), 4th Brigade, 91st Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
 
            For further information related to this release contact the Fort Lewis Public Affairs Office at (253) 967-0152.

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