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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 778-09
October 07, 2009

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Maj. Tad T. Hervas, 48, of Coon Rapids, Minn., died Oct. 6 at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 34th Infantry Division, Rosemont, Minn.
 
            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.
 
            For more information the media may contact the Minnesota National Guard public affairs office at (651) 282-4410.
 

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