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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 067-06
January 24, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Sgt. Matthew D. Hunter, 31, of Valley Grove, W.Va., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 23, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.  Hunter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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