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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 592-07
May 15, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Pfc. Nicholas S. Hartge, 20, of Rome City, Ind., died May 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using grenades and an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
 
            For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4859.