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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1116-06
November 02, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

     Sgt. Michael R. Weidemann, 23, of Newport, R.I., died Oct. 31 in Hit, Iraq, from injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Light Medium Tactical Vehicle. Weidemann was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.

     For further information related to this release, contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4862.