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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1339-05
December 29, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

1st Sgt. Tobias C. Meister, 30, of Jenks, Okla., died south of Asadabad, Afghanistan on Dec. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat patrol operations.  Meister was assigned to the Army Reserve's 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas.

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