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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1219-06
December 01, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
Spc. Chris Kleinwachter, 29, of Wahpeton, N.D., died Nov. 30 in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when his vehicle rolled over during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Grand Forks, N.D.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information related to this release the media can contact the North Dakota National Guard public affairs office at (701) 333-2006.