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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 179-07
February 14, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Pfc. Nickolas A. Tanton, 24, of San Antonio, died Feb. 13 in Kirkuk, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information on this soldier, contact the 25th Infantry Division public affairs office at (808) 655-4815 or (808) 655-8729.