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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 632-09
August 20, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Spc. William Z. Van Osdol, 23, of Pinson, Ala., died Aug. 19 at Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy rocket fire struck his quarters. He was assigned to the 172nd Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany.           

 

            For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army public affairs office at 011-49-6221-57-8694, or via e-mail at ocpa.pi@eur.army.mil .