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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 699-06
July 21, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

Pfc. Derek J. Plowman, 20, of Everton, Ark., died on July 20 in Baghdad, Iraq, from a gun shot wound.  Plowman was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 142nd Fires Brigade, Rogers, Ark.

This incident is under investigation.

Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Arkansas National Guard Public Affairs Office at (501) 212-5020.