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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 975-06
September 30, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Pfc. Christopher T. Blaney, 19, of Winter Park, Fla., died in Taji, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident on Sept. 29. Blaney was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

            The incident is under investigation.

            For further information related to this release media can contact Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.