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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1022-07
September 17, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

 
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Sgt. John Mele, 25, of Bunnell, Fla., died Sept. 14 in Arab Jabour, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
 
            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at (912) 767-2479.