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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 956-06
September 25, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

         The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

        Pvt. Eric M. Kavanagh, 20, of Glen Burnie, Md., died of injuries suffered in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 20, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Kavanagh was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.

         For further information related to this release, contact the 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at (785) 339-2253.