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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 616-08
July 18, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 
 
            Pfc. Willington M. Rhoads, 23, of Las Vegas, Nev., died July 16 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For more information, media may contact the Southern European Task Force public affairs office at 011-49-162-297-6685, or after hours at 011-49-(0) 6221-57-4906.

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