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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 501-07
April 30, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Staff Sgt. Michael D. Thomas, 34, of Seffner, Fla., died Apr. 27 in Hirat Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire. Thomas was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            For more information in regard to this release the media can contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005.

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