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Release No: 085-07
January 24, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.


            Staff Sgt. Michael J. Wiggins, 26, of Cleveland, Ohio, died January 23 in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury.  He was assigned to the 79th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.


            The incident is under investigation.


            For further information on this soldier, contact the Fort Sam Houston public affairs office at (210) 221-1151.

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