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Release No: 1230-06
December 04, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense today announced the identity of a soldier currently listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


            Spc. Dustin M. Adkins, 22, of Finger, Tenn., has been unaccounted for since Dec. 3 in Haditha, Iraq, when the CH-46 helicopter he was in made an emergency landing.  He is assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.


            Search and recovery efforts are ongoing, and the incident is under investigation.


            For further information related to this release, contact the Coalition Press Information Center-Baghdad at (703) 270-0299 or (703) 270-0320.

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