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Release No: 1014-07
August 16, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


Staff Sgt. Robert R. Pirelli, 29, of Franklin, Mass., died Aug. 15 in Iraq of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire.  He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colo.


For more information related to this release, the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command public affairs office at (910) 432-6005.  For a high resolution photo and biographical information, go to http://news.soc.mil

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