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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1327-06
December 28, 2006

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
              Spc. Michael J. Crutchfield, 21, of Stockton, Calif., died Dec. 23 in Balad, Iraq, of a non-combat related injury. Crutchfield was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
              Crutchfield’s death is under investigation.
 
               For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Bragg public affairs office at (910) 303-0617.