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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1119-06
November 03, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Pvt. Michael P. Bridges, 23, of Placentia, Calif., died Nov. 2 in Taji, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. Bridges was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
 
            This incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information related to this release the media can contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993.