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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 399-06
May 04, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Sgt. Joseph E. Proctor, 38, of Indianapolis, Ind., died May 3 in Tammin, Iraq when a suicide, vehicle-borne, improvised explosive device detonated near his observation post during  dismounted combat patrol operations.  Proctor was assigned to the Army National Guard's 638th Battalion (Aviation), Shelbyville, Ind.

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

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