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Release No: 721-06
July 27, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            Spc. Andrew Velez, 22, of Lubbock, Texas, died on July 25 in Sharona, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related injury.  Velez was assigned to the Corps Support Battalion, Theater Support Command, Fort Irwin, Calif.


            This incident is under investigation.

            Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Irwin public affairs office at (760) 380-3078.

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