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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 169-07
February 12, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Capt. Donnie R. Belser Jr., 28, of Anniston, Ala., died Feb. 10 in Baqubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with the enemy using small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team with the 1st Cavalry Division.   Belser was a member of the 524th Transition Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.
 
            For further information in regard to this release the media can contact the Fort Riley public affairs office at (785) 239-3410.

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