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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 892-08
October 21, 2008

Dod Identifies Army Casualty

 
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Spc. Heath K. Pickard, 21, of Palestine, Texas, died Oct. 16 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he received indirect fire in Baquaba, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
 
            For more information media may contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs office at (907) 384-1542.

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