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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 696-06
July 20, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

             Staff Sgt. Robert J. Chiomento, 34, of Fort Dix, N.J., died on July 17 in Khwaya Ahmad, Afghanistan, when his patrol encountered enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.  Chiomento was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.

 

            Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Polk Public Affairs Office at (337) 531-4630.