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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 605-06
June 26, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Master Sgt. Thomas D. Maholic, 38, of Bradford, Pa., died on June 24 in Ghecko, Afghanistan, when his patrol unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during a cordon and search mission.  Maholic was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Media with questions about this soldier can call the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office at (910) 432-3383 / 8650 / 7585.

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