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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 718-06
July 27, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Capt. Jason M. West, 28, of Pittsburg, Pa., died on July 24 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire.  West was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany.

            Media with questions about this soldier can contact 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 011-49-611-705-4862.