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Release No: 441-09
June 22, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            1st Sgt. John D. Blair, 38, of Calhoun, Ga., died June 20 in Mado Zayi, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. He was an Army National Guardsman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Lawrenceville, Ga.
 
            For further information contact the Georgia National Guard public affairs office at (678) 569-6064; after hours call (404) 409-8104.
 
          

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