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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 054-09
January 23, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. 
 
            Spc. Matthew M. Pollini, 21, of Rockland Mass., died Jan. 22 at Forward Operating Base Delta, near al-Kut, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 772nd Military Police Company, Taunton, Mass.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For further information contact the Massachusetts Army National Guard public affairs office at (508) 233-6562; after hours call (508) 958-3187.