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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 806-06
August 24, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Sgt 1st Class Ruben J. Villa Jr, 36, of El Paso, Texas, died on Aug 18, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from a non-combat related cause. Villa was assigned to the Area Support Group (CFLCC) , Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
 
The incident is under investigation.
 
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Army Public Affairs Office at (703) 692-2000.