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Release No: 647-06
July 07, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Chief Warrant Officer 3 William T. Flanigan, 37, of Milan, Tenn. died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July 2 when his helicopter crashed during combat operations.  Flanigan was assigned to the Army National Guard's 4th Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Jackson, Tenn.

The incident is under investigation.

Media with questions about this soldier can call the Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs Office at (615) 313-0662.