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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 848-06
September 05, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
      
            Pfc. Nicholas A. Madaras, 19, of Wilton, Conn., died on Sept. 3, in Baqubah, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.  Madaras was assigned to the 168th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
          
Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Fort Carson public affairs office at (719) 526-4143.

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