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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 260-07
March 07, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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

       Staff Sgt. Darrel D. Kasson, 43, of Florence, Ariz., died Mar. 4 in Tikrit, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle at Bayji, Iraq. He was assigned to the 259th Security Forces Company, Phoenix. 

       For more information on this soldier, contact the Arizona Army National Guard public affairs office at (602) 267-2550.