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Release No: 809-03
October 31, 2003

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


            Staff Sgt. Paul A. Sweeney, 32, of Lakeville, Pa., died Oct. 30 of wounds sustained during an ambush near Musa, Qalax, Afghanistan.


            Sweeney was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.


            The incident is under investigation.

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