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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 955-06
September 25, 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 Charles J. Jones, 29, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., died in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident on Sept. 20, Jones was assigned to the National Guard's 149th Brigade Combat Team, Louisville, Ky.

          The incident is under investigation.

          For further information related to this release, contact Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office at (502) 607-1562.