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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 489-09
July 08, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

Spc. Christopher M. Talbert, 24, of Galesburg, Ill., died July 7 in Shindad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Marion, Ill.

 

For more information media may contact the Illinois National Guard public affairs office at (217) 761-3569, or after hours, (217) 761-3941, or visit http://www.il.ngb.army.mil .