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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1225-06
December 03, 2006

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, 34, of Litchfield Park, Ariz., died Nov. 27 when his F-16C fighter crashed 20 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.
 
            Maj. Gilbert was assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and was previously carried as "Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown," awaiting positive DNA identification of remains from the crash site.
 
            For more information related to this release contact Luke Air Force Base Public Affairs at (623) 856-5853.

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