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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 873-08
October 16, 2008

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
 
            Spc. Christopher A. McCraw, 23, of Columbia, Miss., died Oct. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Nasar Wa Salam. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
 
            For more information media may contact the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, public affairs office at (808) 656-3157 or (808) 656-3160.

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