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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 752-04
August 06, 2004

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Donald R. McCune, 20, of Yplsilanti, Mich., died August 5, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol on August 4 in Balad, Iraq. McCune was assigned to the Army National Guards 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 81st Brigade Combat Team, Moses Lake, Wash.

The incident is under investigation.

For further information related to this release, please contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.

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