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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 979-06
October 02, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

     Cpl. Robert F. Weber, 22, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died near the Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, (about 30 miles south of Mosul, Iraq) as a result of a vehicle roll-over on Sept. 30. Weber was assigned to 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

     This incident is under investigation.

     For further information related to this release the media can contact the Fort Lewis public affairs office at (253) 967-0152, (253) 967-0147 or (253) 967-0154.