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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 419-06
May 09, 2006

The Department of Defense Identifies Army Casualty

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

Staff Sgt. Gregory A. Wagner, 35, of Mitchell, S.D., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 8, when an improvised fire projectile struck his HMMWV during combat operation.  Wagner was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Yankton, S.D.

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

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