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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1112-06
November 02, 2006

DoD Announces Army Soldier as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown

     The Department of Defense today announced the identity of a soldier currently listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

     Spc. Ahmed K. Altaie, 41, of Ann Arbor, Mich., has been unaccounted for since Oct. 23 in Baghdad, Iraq, at about 4:30 p.m. GMT. The soldier is assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Baghdad.

     Efforts continue to gather information and locate Altaie.

     For further information related to this release the media can contact the Coalition Press Information Center-Baghdad at (703) 343-0891.

     For more information about Altaie, contact Maj. Dawn Dancer at (517) 481-8140.

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