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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 298-01
December 27, 2001

Check Presentation to OSD

Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Dov Zakheim will receive a donation today on behalf of the Pentagon Assistance Fund from representatives of the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Sprinklerfitters. In memory of the victims of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon, Martin J. Maddaloni, UA general president, and Thomas J. Patchell, UA secretary-treasurer, will present a check for $250,000 to be divided among the Army Emergency Relief Fund, the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society, and the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund.

The check presentation ceremony, which is open to media coverage, will be at 1:45 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781, preceding the planned DoD press briefing by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers.