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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 690-06
July 19, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

             Staff Sgt. Kenneth I. Pugh, 39, of Houston Texas, died on July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his M1A2 Abrams tank encountered enemy forces small arms fire.  Pugh was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

 

            This incident is under investigation.

 

            Media with questions about this soldier can call the Army Public Affairs Office at (703) 692-2000.