The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Francis M. Trussel Jr., 21, of Lincoln, Ill., died May 26 in Tahrir, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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