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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1105-07
September 11, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Pfc. Sammie E. Phillips, 19, of Cecilia, Ky., died Sept. 10 in Rustamiyah, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a vehicle rollover. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, Kentucky Army National Guard, Carlisle, Ky.
 
            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
            For more information related to this release, the media may contact Kentucky National Guard public affairs office at (502) 607-1562.

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