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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 949-06
September 25, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

         Cpl. Cesar A. Granados, 21, of Le Grand, Calif., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept.15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Granados was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

         For further information related to this release, contact the 4th Infantry Division public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.

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