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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1340-05
December 30, 2005

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

       Cpl. Aaron M. Forbes, 24, of Oak Island, N.C., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 28, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations.  Forbes was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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

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