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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1010-05
October 05, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Larry W. Pankey Jr., 34, of Morrison, Colo., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3, of non-combat related injuries sustained in Balad, Iraq, on Sept. 23. Pankey was assigned to the Army Reserve's 467th Engineer Battalion, Greenwood, Miss.

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

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