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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1014-06
October 10, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

     Pfc. Shane R. Austin, 19, of Edgerton, Kan., died on Oct. 8 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from injuries suffered by enemy grenade fire. Austin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division, Baumholder, Germany.

     For further information related to this release the media can contact the 1st Armor Division public affairs office at 011-0611-705-4859.