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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 655-07
May 28, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Spc. Erich S. Smallwood, 23, of Trumann, Ark, died May 26, near Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.  
 
            He was assigned to A Company, 875th Engineer Battalion of the Arkansas Army National Guard in Marked Tree, Ark.
 
            For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Arkansas Army National Guard public affairs office at (501) 212-5020.