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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 902-08
October 24, 2008

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29, of Stoystown, Pa., died Oct. 23 of non-combat related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq. He was assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information related to this release, please contact the Shaw Air Force Base public affairs office at (803) 895-2019.