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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0034-08
January 14, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

     The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
     Lt. Col. Richard J. Berrettini, 52, of Wilcox, Pa., died Jan. 11 in San Antonio of wounds suffered on Jan. 2 in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.  He was assigned to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Medical Detachment, Erie Clinic, Erie, Pa.
 
     For more information media may contact the Pennsylvania National Guard public affairs office at (717) 861-8468.

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