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Release No: 490-06
May 30, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


               Cpl. J. Adan Garcia, 20, of Irving, Texas, died on May 27 in the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained May 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy encountered small arms fire received while returning from an explosive ordnance mission.  Garcia was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.


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


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