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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1012-06
October 10, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

        Cpl. Nicholas A. Arvanitis, 22, of Salem, New Hampshire, died on Oct. 6 in Bayji, Iraq, from injuries suffered when he encountered enemy fire. Arvanitis was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

        For further information related to this release the media can contact the 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs Office at (910) 432-0661 or 0662.

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