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Release No: 704-06
July 24, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

            1st Sgt. Christopher C. Rafferty, 37, of Brownsville, Pa. died in Sharana, Afghanistan, on July 21, as a result of shrapnel wounds suffered on July 20, while he was coordinating a response to a mortar and possible rocket-propelled grenade attack.  Rafferty was assigned to 37th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.

            Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office at (910)-432-0661.

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