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Release No: 139-09
March 03, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 
 
            Sgt. Simone A. Robinson, 21, of Dixmoor, Ill., died March 1 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her security post on Jan. 17 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
 
            She was assigned to the 634th Brigade Support Battalion of the Illinois Army National Guard, Crestwood, Ill.
 
            For further information on this Soldier, contact Major Brad Leighton at 217-761-3569.