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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 902-06
September 13, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Sgt. 1st Class Michael T. Fuga, 47, of Nuuli, American Samoa, died on Sept. 9 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. Fuga was assigned to the Army National Guard’s 35th Special Troops Battalion, Kansas City, Mo.
 
            Media with questions about this soldier can contact the Missouri National Guard at (573) 638-9846.