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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1211-06
November 29, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of one soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            1st Lt. Benjamin D. Keating, 27, of Shapleigh, Maine, died Nov. 26 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle turned over. Keating was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

            The incident is under investigation.

            For further information related to this release the media can contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at (315) 772-5461.

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