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Release No: 431-07
April 14, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


            1ST Lt. Gwilym J. Newman, 24, of California, died April 12 in Tarmiyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire while on dismounted patrol.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. 


            For further information on this soldier, contact the Fort Hood public affairs office at (254) 287-9993; after hours (254) 291-2591.


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