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Release No: 1024-07
August 20, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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


            Capt. Michael S. Fielder, 35, of Holly Springs, N.C., died Aug. 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 248th Medical Detachment, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 44th Medical Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.


            The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.


            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the XVIII Airborne Corps public affairs office at (910) 396-5600 or (910) 396-5620.

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